Modular healthcare facilities company, ModuleCo Healthcare, has successfully completed a new theatre and ward complex at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham
The impressive two-storey building, which was named the Offsite Project of the Year at the Building Awards 2020, was officially handed over in December and made patient-ready for the new year
Modular construction company, ModuleCo Healthcare (MCH), has delivered a new state-of-the-art theatre and ward complex at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham.
The two-storey building comprises four operating theatres, a six-bed recovery suite, a 12-bed inpatient ward and an eight-bed ward. These facilities will enable the NHS trust to treat 2,000 more patients annually and the development has increased theatre capacity in the hospital by 40 per cent.
ModuleCo Healthcare worked alongside its manufacturing partner, ModuleCo, on the flagship scheme, which was completed in two phases. The first phase was finalised in 2019, while the second was made patient-ready in late-December 2020.
Professor Phillip Begg, Executive Director of Strategy and Transformation at the Royal Orthopaedic NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We’re very pleased to receive our brand-new theatre and ward complex. Working with ModuleCo Healthcare has been a positive experience, providing our hospital with state-of-the-art facilities that will benefit thousands of patients in the future.
“Building modular has been of great benefit, allowing us to continue caring for patients with minimal disruption to our services. We’re proud of the partnership we have developed with ModuleCo Healthcare and the result is an amazing complex that will allow The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital to treat more patients in a modern environment that meets their needs.”
The remarkable scheme was shortlisted for several industry awards in 2020, including Best Modular Project at the Building Better Healthcare Awards, Healthcare Project of the Year at the Offsite Awards and Offsite Project of the Year at the Building Awards, winning the latter in November.
When discussing the project, Alan Wilson, Managing Director of ModuleCo Healthcare, said: “We’re thrilled with the work we have completed at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. It’s a fantastic feeling to work on a project that truly delivers social value for the local community, especially at such a challenging time for our NHS. Capacity issues are an ongoing problem, so it’s great to offer a helping hand, wherever possible.
“For us, the scheme is a flagship development, demonstrating exemplary standards that we’ll look to model moving forwards. We’re proud that the building we provided represents the very best that the modular construction market has to offer, and that’s been recognised through our significant awards success in 2020.
“Both ModuleCo and MCH have a very strong relationship with the Trust, which has been instrumental in the success of this scheme. We’re looking forward to continuing this partnership and hope to return to the hospital to deliver high-quality facilities whenever they are next required.”
Plans are being drawn up to officially open The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in February to patients and the local community, with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony due to be announced if lockdown restrictions allow.