Tameside Emergency Department

  • Client: Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Role: Project Management 
  • Value: Confidential
  • Sector: Healthcare

Project Overview

The redesign of the existing A&E at Tameside District General Hospital is required to increase the capacity of the existing department and to provide a clinically efficient department with improved adjacencies and flows. The scheme comprises of refurbishment and extension of the ED department as well as associated relocations and improvements to the neighbouring Diagnostic Imaging and Mammography departments.

The scheme includes: 

  • Demolition of the existing ambulance canopy and drop of area to create a new dedicated ambulance area with double the current capacity
  • Extension of the existing footprint to provide an increased waiting room with additional Triage facilities to improve patient throughput and ultimately patient outcomes
  • Reconfiguration of the existing space to expand the Resus accommodation, provide an increased number of Majors cabins, a new Rapid Assessment and Treatment facility and a new Paediatric zone

 

Tameside Emergency Department

Project challenges

  • Constrained site next to main hospital road will require a robust logistics plan to ensure that hospital services are maintained through construction
  •  The in-built parent room to the PICU cot rooms is a new concept in this country, and so rigorous stakeholder consultation was required to ensure the unit would function well and could be nursed in the best way possible
  • Although this project is predominantly considered a new build, there are areas within the exiting building which form part of the new layout that will be refurbished

Value added

  • Facilitation of design process and management of all stakeholder comments and sign offs
  • Development Management of procurement process and assisting the trust with the selection of a main contractor for the construction phase