Double Endoscopy, High Wycombe
Duration; 16 weeks
Contract; Direct appointment
Procurement; Selective tender
Client; Buckinghamshire Hospital NHS Trust
The site selected for the new unit was an existing cardiology ward and space was certainly at a premium. The brief also called for the existing endoscopy unit to remain operational which resulted in a phased completion and handover. In addition to these restrictions, the site was also part of an existing ward complex which meant that M&E services had to undergo phased shutdowns, diversions and reconnections.
The completed unit has updated this vital service which provides support for patients from wards as well as a large number of outpatients. Feedback from the client's estate directorate indicated that users are impressed with the layout (given the undersized area) and that the project, as delivered, represents extremely high value for money.