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Enhancing communitiesThe main extension part of the project is adjacent to a children’s ward. To improve the project experience for these patients, the team visited the wards on a regular basis, and delivered Easter eggs and Christmas presents. In addition, during the project our carpenters created MDF cutouts of wooden animals, that were then painted by the children’s ward and added to the site hoarding, to improve the patients’ view from the site boundary, which throughout the project had more and more animals added to it. Volunteers from the team and the office also took part in the annual Neighbourhood Week at the hospital. This included the total refurbishment of one of the courtyard areas to create a patient rehabilitation area.
Working Together With Our Supply ChainDuring the early stages of the scheme we worked closely with the customer to make £119k of savings, reviewing roofing, pipework and ductwork packages to engineer more cost-effective solutions.
“I would absolutely recommend the team we’ve had here. Within the NHS there are ‘Value for Money’ exercises we conduct – on this project there’s been a happy balance between the value for money and the quality we received. So from our perspective we’d be pleased to work with Morgan Sindall in the future and certainly would recommend them to colleagues across the UK.”David Adams
Head of Estates, James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The project was located at the heart of a live hospital environment, between a cancer ward and a children’s ward, and above the live pathology unit. Regular meetings with the Estates Department ensured we were able to schedule the works around clinical activity, while our use of specialist plant and equipment allowed the hospital to continue operating in a ‘business as usual’ manner. We also installed a specialist ventilation system for the cancer wards, completely sealing them off from our working area to ensure that no dust interfered with treatment or care. We used sprinkler systems to dampen down all work, and special bunding to protect any ground work activity.
National Considerate Constructors Scheme Gold Award 2016