United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust – Operating Theatres

Project: Two operating theatres with ultraclean ventilation system and ancillary spaces
Client: United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Location: Grantham and District Hospital

  • Two new operating theatres, complete with ultraclean ventilation systems.
  • Six bed recovery ward.
  • Prep room, utilities, staff areas and ancillary spaces.
  • 12-month project duration.
  • 50% increase of theatre capacity on-site.
The challenge

When United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) identified the need for increased theatre capacity at Grantham and District Hospital to help reduce waiting times, it turned to Darwin Group for help.

Our solution

Using the very latest modular construction techniques, Darwin Group was able to deliver two modular theatres, along with their associated preparation rooms, utility facilities, an area for staff to change and take a break, and a six-bed recovery ward with an ultraclean ventilation system, in 12 months. The £5.3 million project increased available theatre capacity by 50% on the site.

Darwin Group also installed specialist medical equipment as art of the build, including digital screens which allow theatre teams from United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) to access real-time patient and diagnostic information.

Paul Matthew, Director of Finance and Digital at ULHT, said: “This multi-million pound project represents a significant investment in services at Grantham and District Hospital. The completion of our fantastic new theatres supports a number of elements within our long term improvement plan, supporting better patient experience, improving the environment where we deliver care and developing services which are fit-for-purpose and aspiring for excellence.”

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