This project is a long awaited increase to the existing specialist cardiac service capacity for the South East Region.
The development consists of a 2-storey vertical expansion of the Interventional Cardiology Suite over the existing Cardiac Department. A second Catheterization Procedure Room with all ancillary functions is located at Level 2 with new plantroom above. In addition to the new clinical services, the project includes a diagnostic section with Echocardiography and Cardiac Rhythm Management facilities and associated offices. Patient waiting areas and sanitary accommodation are provided along with staff rest and changing rooms facilities.
The extension is designed to meet the highest clinical and hygiene standards reflected by a functional layout, servicing and equipping with carefully selected finishing material for the best overall outcome achieved. The construction works are very complex given that they are carried out in the live acute hospital environment and as they require careful modifications and connections to the existing hospital fabric and services. The design team lead by Wejchert Architects is liaising closely with HSE South East, UHW Management and the Main Contractor – Tom O’Brien Construction Ltd. to ensure safe and effective implementation of the design and to minimise disruption for the patients and staff during the construction process.