Services Design Solution (SDS) were appointed to undertake the design of the mechanical and electrical systems to improve the Emergency flow at Royal Cornwall Hospital.
The aim of the project was to improve the quality and functionality of the facilities and extend the Resus department from 3 to 5 spaces to allow acute trauma and stroke patients through identifying design options.
Review and assess of the current capacity and future demand for each of the services. The current accommodation was assessed and remodeled to ensure the existing facilities were fit for purpose, compliant with latest guidance and improve patient and staff flow throughout the department.
Carrying out survey of the department within a live hospital environment.
Working with Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust to understand and propose the best options of suitable design development.
Advice provided on existing and proposed services sufficiency, statutory and utility provider requirements, energy strategy, sustainability options in order to inform the outline proposals.
Identified the co-ordination and interface to the existing services infrastructure.
Key issues identified with the current accommodation that need to be addressed through the feasibility study including co-location of the Emergency Department and an Urgent Care Centre with increased capacity.
Identified infrastructure implications associated with each option using pro-active advice on the engineering requirements of the Health Technical Memorandum and Health Building Notes.
Design team engagement to review key risks and opportunities of the design options.