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Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin PICU
Client : National Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin 12
Value : £4.2m (€4.8m)
New 1,300m² 17 Bed Paediatric Intensive Care Unit incorporating 5 single rooms, 4 passively pressurised isolation suites, 8 bay observation suite and associated support facilities adjacent to and replacing the existing outdated facility within the original hospital building. The site location consisted of an existing green area enclosed on three sides by the hospital buildings and on the south by the public car park.
The space vacated by the existing facility was adapted under Phase 2 of the contract to provide much improved parent and family support accommodation. The new building was designed to be constructed on a fast track programme with a steel frame and composite metal deck slab. The external walls utilise the latest methods of prefabrication and off site construction which assisted greatly in minimising any construction disturbance to the adjacent ward areas.
The project also included for the construction of a new state of the art 220m² wounds clinic for burns patients and new playground and car parking facilities for the wider campus.
Upon completion of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit the Hospital decanted from their existing Intensive Care Unit through the newly formed link. The old Intensive Care Unit was internally demolished and refurbished to provide 440m² of facilities for both staff and parents such as bedrooms, changing rooms and canteens. This refurbishment also included the provision of new mechanical and electrical services including medical gases which tie into existing hospital services.