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Arrowe Park Hospital, Ward 1 Renal Refurbishment

Client: DAY Architects

Budget: £1.9m

Completed: 2022

Our team provided the M&E design for this refurbishment project at Arrow Park Hospital, part of Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The project involved transforming an existing day-care ward into a state-of-the-art renal dialysis unit, as well as refurbishing and relocating the Genitourinary Medicine (GUM) and Trans-Oesophageal Echocardiogram (TOE) clinics.

To ensure a systematic approach and to minimise disruption to clinicians and patients, the project was divided into three distinct phases. The initial phase focused on refurbishing the Pacing and Cardiovascular Ultrasound room, converting it into a specialised TOE Clinic. This new clinic includes a dedicated procedure room and accompanying support spaces.

The second phase involved relocating the existing GUM clinic to an off-site facility. This relocation freed up space for the refurbishment of the old day-care unit, allowing it to be transformed into the new day-care unit.  The old day care-unit was renovated into the renal dialysis unit.

In terms of the mechanical design, the dialysis unit has been equipped with a new Air Handling Unit (AHU) housed in a dedicated enclosure on a separate plant deck, and a new chilled water chiller and dedicated AHU boilers have been installed. The TOE Clinic features new external AHUs with canopies and DX condensers, and throughout the communal areas, there are also new ventilation, heating, medical gas, and domestic water services. To enhance functionality, new bed head trunking systems have been installed which incorporate nurse call systems, medical gas supply, data connections, and power sockets.

The objective of the refurbished ward was to enhance patient and staff flow and the overall experience, while aligning the Hospital with current HBN/HTM standards.

Photos provided by DAY Architects