With the existing facilities for kidney patients in Nottinghamshire approaching capacity an interim clinical centre was urgently needed. Diaverum is one of the world's leading providers of renal care services and they were asked to provide a new satellite unit at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust's Queen's Medical Centre that would allow local patients with kidney disease to benefit from care closer to home.Solution :
Diaverum chose a modular hire solution from Portakabin that enabled them to have a unit tailored to the hospital site and allowed them to accommodate more dialysis stations to meet patient demand. Portakabin was selected as a supplier based on its previous experience in the healthcare sector and its ability to deliver fast.
The building was delivered within the challenging timescale of just 11 weeks from receipt of order, helping to bring the facility into use as fast as possible to the benefit of patients.
The specially-designed unit was manufactured off site and rapidly craned into position, minimising disruption on the busy hospital site and radically cutting the completion time. It accommodates 10 dialysis stations, nurses' base, utility rooms, reception and waiting area, staff area, office and storage area.
Kim Beak, Assistant General Manager for Renal Services at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, says: "I am very impressed and delighted with the new facility which has far exceeded our expectations. Because of the amount of time dialysis patients have to spend undergoing treatment each week, the quality of the environment was an extremely important requirement."
The Portakabin Hire team provided a full range of services for this high specification building, including design, groundworks, project management, installation and fitting out. Special requirements included non-slip flooring, medical hand basins, an integral pipework system for infection control and services for a water treatment plant.
Dr Simon Roe, Consultant Nephrologist at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, says: "This new unit is addressing a strong need to enhance the dialysis facilities in the county. It is providing services closer to where people live and is giving them greater control over the time and nature of their care. It is also freeing up capacity at other units. Both staff and patients are delighted with the new facility."