The new modular facility will be one part of a standalone Ophthalmology Theatre Suite with dedicated ophthalmic operating theatres and linking to the rear of the existing Day Surgery Centre. The eye unit is the Hospital’s busiest department, carrying out more than 2,000 operations every year and providing nearly 50,000 outpatient appointments.
Pradeep Madhavan, orthopaedic consultant at Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, said: “This new unit will be a modern facility that will allow ophthalmic patients to continue with their surgical treatment safely and in time without being unduly affected by conditions in the rest of the hospital and community.
“The project is moving at pace and is a tribute to the team spirit within the department of ophthalmology and expertise and leadership in various parts of our NHS trust.”
ModuleCo has completed 80 per cent of the construction and fit out in its factory this minimises the disruption to the hospital estate.
Sales and Marketing Director for ModuleCo and project sponsor, Jonathan Brindley, said: “This will be our fourth facility delivered to Musgrove Park and our project team has welcomed the opportunity to work the hospital’s brilliant team once again. This theatre marks the 108th Operating Theatre that we have installed in the UK, a number that is a testament to the world-class quality of our facilities and the expertise of our designers, project managers and contractors.”
ModuleCo is part of the BladeRoom Group of companies which have delivered more than £500 million worth of modular facilities to the UK and overseas markets, including data centres, healthcare and pharmaceutical facilities. The group manufactures its 110,000 sq ft factory in Mitcheldean.