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Medway Maritime Hospital

£11.5m Emergency Department Building at Medway Maritime Hospital.

Medway Maritime Hospital expanded its premises with a new emergency department building which opened its doors on 8th November 2018 to admit new patients, two years after construction began in 2016. The new building houses state of the art facilities which shall support the NHS trusts emergency department team to enable them to deliver the best care to their patients.

The department building spans over three floors and cost a total of £11.5m to complete. The building formed part of a wider scheme which encompasses existing building refurbishment with an estimated total of £21m.

The new emergency department houses seven new resuscitation bays, as well as dedicated bays for paediatric patients and rapid assessment. Furthermore, there are four ‘majors’ bays used to treat walk-ins and ambulance patients which brings to overall capacity of the department to 16 bays.

SGL were responsible for the civil engineering design works of the new department building, including foundation design, drainage and superstructure. In tandem with the other responsible parties, SGL were able to deliver the design package on time and in a way which met the needs of the trust. SGL were also attentive on site during the construction phase to assist with site queries and concerns which ultimately led to the overall delivery of a successful project.

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