Handover of New ITU for Macclesfield District Hospital

DSSR is excited to see the handover of one of our most recent healthcare projects, an Intensive Therapy Unit for Macclesfield District General Hospital.

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DSSR is excited to see the handover of one of our most recent healthcare projects, an Intensive Therapy Unit for Macclesfield District General Hospital.

Working directly for East Cheshire NHS Trust–with the project architects, Gilling Dod, and structural engineers, Sanderson Watts–DSSR provided full M&E design duties from the initial design concepts to project completion.

This project involved the refurbishment of an existing area within the first floor of the hospital to form a new critical care department, enabling Macclesfield General to continue to deliver high-quality services and provide safe, effective, and personal care to the patients within the Cheshire community.

 

DSSR is very proud to have supported the development of NHS facilities over the past 70 years.

Since the foundation of the company, DSSR has provided a substantial share of the MEP design services to the UK healthcare sector.

David Guilfoyle, DSSR Director

 

Working within a live healthcare environment is an intricate and complex challenge where phasing is key to success; to ensure there is no disruption of services or disruption to the facility’s patients, pre-planning, a clear understanding of the various elements of the works, and how they relate to each other, is critical to achieving a successful outcome.

It is extremely important with refurbishment projects to understand the existing installation and how it operates. This step is key in being able to identify risks when working in live buildings and minimising disruption to adjacent areas.  With Macclesfield District General Hospital, DSSR reviewed how the new systems were to interface with existing services in consultation with the Estates Team to ensure the impact of any works was understood by all parties and carefully planned.

As experienced healthcare specialists, we are adept at working in highly-serviced and occupied buildings, conducting work within live operational facilities, and managing risk within complex construction sites.