The areas we worked in were the operating theatres, theatre recovery, plant rooms, ward staff area, reception and clean corridor. In order to retain critical path continuity the work had to be carefully planned with the medical teams.
The electrical work consisted of general power and lighting, installing a fire alarm system interlocked with the main system, installing a nurse call system, and upgrading installations with armoured cables. There was specialised electrical work, which consisted of a UPS/IPS back up power system, which retains power in the recovery unit in a power failure situation. A special lighting system was installed in the recovery ward so fluorescent lighting could be dimmed.
Mechanical works included installation of air handling units on the roof, with flow and return pipes in existing plant rooms, duct and ventilation in the recovery ward and with air flow controlled electronically. We installed gases to bed head units in the recovery ward and a new medical gas supply from the basement to the 3rd floor, to upgrade the supply to cope with extra demand from the ward and theatres.
We also supplied hot and cold water services, waste and sanitisation pipework and a steam system.