Darwin Group begins work on modular twin catheter labs

Facilities will improve services at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 

The new twin cath labs will open next autumn
The new twin cath labs will open next autumn

Modular construction methods are being used to deliver a new twin catheter lab at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital.

Designed by Darwin Group for Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT), the 1,972sq m building will house two hybrid cath labs with ancillary accommodation and 10 recovery beds.

The development will also include a link corridor that connects the new building to the hospital’s existing cardiology department.

The labs will give the trust the capability to see more patients each day and to administer tests at a faster rate in a state-of-the-art facility.

As part of Darwin Group’s turnkey service, the team has incorporated a barrel-vault-style roof to ensure the new building is in keeping with the rest of the hospital’s design.

The new building is set for completion by September next year. 

Charles Pierce, managing director of Darwin Group, said: “We are proud to be working with Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on this healthcare project to provide a new facility for patients across Hampshire.

“The new cath labs will provide much-needed additional capacity and patient accommodation which will support the NHS in delivering day-to-day tasks more efficiently.

“Our designers have done a fantastic job to create an eye-catching exterior with a high-quality, modern clinical patient and staff environment to meet current and future demands.

“We have worked hard with the trust team to arrive at the agreed design solution and look forward to managing the construction and commissioning phases to fully meet the trust expectations.”

Dr Lara Alloway, the trust’s chief medical officer, added: “This is a very exciting development for the trust.

“As the population grows, our technology develops and the demand for our services continues to increase, we need to develop further to keep providing efficient and sustainable health services.

“This expansion of our cardiology services will allow us to meet current, and future, demand, so it will certainly make a difference to everyone.”

 

 

 

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