Modular theatre and ward complex opens at Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

Published: 7-Jan-2021

Award-winning two-storey development delivered by ModuleCo Healthcare

ModuleCo Healthcare has completed a new theatre and ward complex at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham.

The 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 in time for the new year.

The building comprises four operating theatres, a six-bed recovery suite, a 12-bed inpatient ward, and an eight-bed ward.

The facilities will enable the NHS trust to treat 2,000 more patients a year, and the development has increased theatre capacity in the hospital by 40%.

ModuleCo Healthcare worked alongside its manufacturing partner, ModuleCo, on the flagship scheme, which was completed in two phases.

Professor Phillip Begg, executive director of strategy and transformation at the Royal Orthopaedic NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We’re very pleased to receive our new theatre and ward complex.

“Building modular has been of great benefit, allowing us to continue caring for patients with minimal disruption to services.

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.”

Alan Wilson, managing director of ModuleCo Healthcare, adds: “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.”

Plans are being drawn up to officially open The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in February, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony due to be announced if lockdown restrictions allow.

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