MTX were awarded the contract to supply and install a new modular ophthalmic operating suite at Bronglais hospital, Aberystwyth. The additional theatre will substantially increase the number of operations carried out at the hospital as well as offer a state of the art ophthalmic theatre.
Site conditions were very tight due to existing hospital buildings with major factor of the project being to maintain the medical administrative and support functions of the hospital at all times. This was achieved by the building being manufactured off site as well as major lifting and craning operations being carried out at weekends and during out of hours.
Whilst the building was manufactured a steel frame platform at first floor level and all associated ground works was carried out on site.
The 350 M2 modular suite included theatre, anaesthetic, preparation, scrub, dirty utility, 4 bed recovery, reception area, staff changing and rest rooms and link corridor attaching the new suite to the existing hospital.
A new plant room along with two new air handling units were installed at ground floor level underneath the new suite providing a tidy and effective plant area. Both air handling units were designed with heat recovery recuperators.
All services were derived from the existing hospital with the exception of a new air gas scavenging pump.
The internal suite was finished to a high standard with sterile areas having a vinyl floor finish with walls and ceilings being a sterisheen spray finish. Sterile areas were fitted with clean room standard polyester doors complete with flush glazing and stainless steel frames.
The theatre was fitted with main and satellite operating lamps, retractable medical gas pendants, surgeon’s panel and a new microscope.
The external appearance of the suite was designed to blend into the existing hospital and give an attractive natural stone aggregate surface.
The new suite was ready for use in 13 weeks from delivery on site. Theatre staff as well as the estates management team were delighted with the finished suite which exceeded their expectations of modular construction.