Lindum completed the refurbishment of an existing hospital ward to create a state of the art Stroke unit at Boston Pilgrim.
The unit moved down a floor, to Ward 8B on the eighth level of the Sibsey Road main hospital tower block, as part of an ongoing capital investment project by United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT).
The ward offers patients 24 beds, with a bespoke thrombolysis room and rehabilitation gym and a suite of brand new computers. Work to transform the ward would usually take around 22 weeks but was completed by Lindum in just 14 weeks so the service could be up and running as soon as possible.
The existing ward had been stripped back to its shell. We then installed new walls, floors, doors and ceilings. In addition, we added new ventilation, sanitary ware and mechanical and electrical installations.
A project such as this – on a live hospital site – involves constant communication with the client and it was vital that we kept them informed of the work we were doing and how we were doing it. Any interruption to services, such as cutting off the power, could become a life or death situation if you don’t have proper communication.