This project involved the comprehensive refurbishment and reconfiguration of Ward 17 St John’s Hospital, Livingston located within the main hospital building on the second floor.
Ward 17 is a 30 bedded mixed sex acute admission ward which provides assessment, treatment and residential care of a wide range of acute mental health issues including depression and schizophrenia.
The works involved comprehensive refurbishment and reconfiguration works to 7no. single rooms, 4no. six bed bays and a large bathroom along with all access corridors, reception, communal and triage areas, kitchens and serveries, day rooms, exercise rooms, bathrooms and utility scrub rooms.
Works included the replacement of floor, wall and ceiling treatments; medical gasses; air conditioning; reconfiguration of internal partitions; replacement of curtain walling / windows and linings plus anti-ligature fixtures, furniture and fittings and associated finishing decorations.
M&E replacement was a key area as services had to be maintained at all times to the operational areas. Works included lighting, small power, nurse call, panic alarms and L1 Addressable Alarm system.
This project was incredibly complex with Ward 17 remaining operational throughout the works and we managed the projects risks in a collaborative and flexible way working with the ward management, estate management and the project manager.