“Midlands Healthcare” is a privately owned healthcare network with over 40 private hospitals across your country. Midlands Healthcare’s mission is to bring together the best people, building facilities and equipment in order to establish excellent clinical environments and deliver the highest quality patient care. Hence, they continuously invest in hospital building facilities and equipment with the Vision to be the best private healthcare provider across the country that provides their patients a high quality healthcare. Midlands Healthcare’s healthcare facilities are predominantly based in urban residential and commercial areas. As part of their continuous improvement of healthcare services, they are now planning to redevelop/expand one of their existing healthcare facilities and construct another new facility in a much similar location. The purpose of the redevelopment and new development is to address the most pressing need of expansion of private referral hospital to allow additional clinical services and additional volume for acute care services. A summary of the tentative plan for the proposed project is as follows:
(1) Redevelopment of the existing building facility: The £60 million worth redevelopment provides a new, contemporary frontage for the high profile site. The project scope comprises of new front entry, two new operation theatres, two new cafes, 200 new inpatient beds including maternity, oncology and rehabilitation, catheter laboratory. The refurbishment of a number of existing spaces for emergency department, administration and support services will also form part of the redevelopment.
(2) New construction: The £200 million worth new development provides an acute care hospital on a greenfield parcel of an urban area in your country. The facility will contain 500 beds with “shelled-in space” (a space constructed to meet future needs) to facilitate future growth to 700 beds. The development comprises of four main blocks: a block for continuing care and rehabilitation and outpatient programmes; a block for inpatient services comprising of complex operation theatres, patient bedrooms, administration and other support services; a block for emergency care, ambulatory clinics, maternal/child services and adult mental health; a block with space for 3000 car parking.
The report should address the following issues:
The question belongs to Architectural Engineering and it discusses about creating a plan and making a report for redevelopment of a hospital.
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