Lindum BMS carried out major transformation of Dixon Ward at Lincoln County Hospital during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The work was completed in just 15 weeks (seven weeks ahead of schedule) so the space could be brought back into use as quickly as possible.
The project involved turning the 28-bed gastroenterology ward into a 20-bed space while creating a new day unit, to help treat patients without the need to be admitted for overnight stays.
Work included a full strip out of the existing ward and then construction of new metal stud partitions to form various office and nursing facilities. We then built masonry walls to form four new ensuites which included showers and drainage.
All existing timber windows were replaced with aluminium frames and we upgraded metal gas systems and provided new lighting before decorating throughout.
Communication was vital during this project. The site manager had daily meetings with hospital managers and a full project team meeting took place twice a week.
The site team worked evenings and weekends to ensure that the project was completed as quickly as possible.
The revamped space includes dedicated areas for staff to put on their personal protective equipment, allowing them to following all of the new infection prevention control guidance to be able to provide safe care for patients today and in the future. The project brings the ward up to the latest HBN/HTM standards.
Chief Executive, Andrew Morgan, said: “There really has been a huge amount of work in such a reasonably short space of time to make this into a fantastic ward during the COVID-19 pandemic. It really is a credit to everyone involved, in what has been a very challenging year.”
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