Earlier this week, Gloucestershire headquartered, ModuleCo successfully handed over a brand new, state-of-the-art Sterile Services Department (SSD) to Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.
ModuleCo worked in close co-operation with ModuleCo Healthcare (MCH) and MMM Medical Equipment UK Ltd (MMM) to develop the design and specification of the SSD facility, which has a footprint of nearly 800m2 and is designed to manage increased operational demand for medically sterile instruments from Stoke Mandeville Hospital and, if the need arises, other local hospitals as well.
The facility is located on the site of a demolished building on the Trust’s estate and comprises 14No. pre-engineered modules which were assembled in ModuleCo’s factory in Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire. The ModuleCo approach means the majority of the construction work, including the installation of the highly specialist sterilising equipment, takes place in this assembly facility using local workforces, supply chains and sub-contract businesses. This off-site facility has been located in the Forest of Dean for the last 10 years, centralising the works that are undertaken in a safe and controlled factory environment before shipping out to NHS sites across the country.
As well as the construction elements, the service connections were also completed off-site which drastically reduced the site installation period and allowed for the quickest overall programme between order and provision to the Trust of an operational SSD facility.
ModuleCo was fully engaged in every aspect of this technically challenging project including planning, asbestos removal, demolition of the pre-existing building, foundation works and the design, manufacturing, delivery, installation and commissioning of the modules on site.
Making use of their many years’ experience of financing projects involving NHS clients, MCH curated a specific 10-year commercial hire package for the Trust, with building & equipment costs as well as managed services covered by a single monthly rental payment.
ModuleCo, MCH and MMM are proud to have delivered this critical facility to the Trust quickly and safely whilst observing and implementing recommended measures to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. Site installation of the modules took place during the first and most restrictive phase of the national lockdown to ensure handover could be successfully completed on time.
ModuleCo, based in Gloucestershire, is a specialist supplier of high-quality, mission-critical modular healthcare facilities to the NHS and private healthcare providers. With a Head Office in Cheltenham and factory in Mitcheldean our personnel have unrivalled experience gained from delivering over 135 healthcare buildings including operating theatres, wards, imaging facilities and clinics. www.moduleco.com