Healthcare

 

 

CARDIFF HEALTHCARE

A dedicated secure healthcare facility delivering the service needs for resident patients and day visitors.

 

The facility working in conjunction with the NHS provides accommodation for 20 long stay patients and supports a community of 700 offering a wide range of services.

 

Cardiff Healthcare provides investigation and treatment facilities, detail treatment room, isolation units, pharmacy and support services to a collaborative MOJ / NHS standard.

It is self sufficient with independent mechanical and electrical plant within a dedicated roof level plant room.

 

 

ROYAL HOSPITAL CHELSEA

The landmark Sir Christopher Wren design Hospital completed in 1692 still commands a special position in the nation as the only fully operational National Monument.  Maintaining the facility infrastructure and services within this military establishment required special care, together with efficient and effective management.

 

Dunwoody were appointed as Consultant and Project Manager for the refurbishment of the Grade I listed Great Kitchen, which included the complete re-design of the internal layout to ensure safe and efficient working conditions, upgrade of the ventilation and electrical installation and replacement of all cooking and storage facilities and the installation of a mezzanine floor.

 

The project was successfully completed and the design team, working in partnership with English Heritage, managed to restore historical structures that had been concealed for over fifty years.

 

 

ROYAL STAR AND GARTER SURBITON

Dunwoody LLP were commissioned to provide the mechanical and electrical services design for Royal Star & Garter’s new residential home in Surbiton.

 

The new build home accommodates 60 disabled ex-service personnel residents.  The facility provides full on site catering and laundry services, physiotherapy and activity spaces, hair salon, management facilities together with accommodation rooms, dining and lounge facilities.

 

The 24 hour facility is charity operated and care has been taken in ensuring that the building utilises efficient equipment that can be operated in a flexible manner to minimise operating costs.  Equally, particular consideration was given to the residents and the various levels and types of disability.

 

Each of these elements raised different issues with both the type of service required, their availability and management.

 

The home was opened by HRH Princess Alexandra in recognition of the importance of the facility and the work undertaken by the charity.

 

 

FOXHOLES NURSING HOME HITCHIN

A two phased development involving the expansion and refurbishment of Foxholes Nursing Home which will result in a 93 bed highly serviced establishment.

 

The project is being designed to maintain continuity of service throughout.  Phase 1, construction of the extension and phase 2, refurbishment of the existing home.

 

The accommodation provides best practice in nursing care and includes en-suite, bedrooms, bathrooms, communal bathrooms, lounges, dining rooms serveries, quiet rooms, activity rooms, drugs cupboards, sluice rooms, kitchen, laundry, reception, staff offices, training rooms and plant rooms.

 

Foxholes provides general nursing, Elderly Mentally Infirm (EMI) and palliative care facilities.

 

One of our key objectives is to deliver a low cost in use facility and early analysis of the building operation using EPC and SBEM software is allowing analysis of services, envelope and low carbon technologies to achieve this goal.

 

 

WOLVERHAMPTON MEDICAL INSTITUTE, CLINICAL SIMULATION FACILITY

The creation of a 50 seat lecture theatre with state of the art presentation and video conferencing facilities located within the Medical Library.  Great emphasis was placed on minimal disruption during the construction phase and high levels of acoustic separation when in use.

 

The existing lecture theatre was split to provide an air conditioned control room for exercise and direction.  The room provided three controllers/operators in a simulated 3 bed ward.  Each individually controlled Laerdal maneguns monitored and controlled via a SMOT(TM) control/AV system installed by Scotia UK.

 

The completed suite allows individuals and teams of medical students to be assessed by experienced consultants, on their clinical skills, decision making tested and stress.

The simulation facility is a highly serviced area with many different digital and analogue signals, PC's simulated medical gas. vacuum, nurse call, background sound, nine telephones, data, radio and the provision to simulate the failure of power supplies, generator and medical gasses.