Interserve: University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust


Feasibility Studies – Ward and Theatre Accommodation

  • Consultant
  • Surveyor
  • Engineer

Southampton General Hospital is the largest location of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. Many specialist services are based there including Neurosciences, Oncology, Pathology and cardiology.

Emergency and critical care is provided in the hospital’s intensive care units, operating theatres, acute medicine unit and emergency department as well as a dedicated eye casualty department.

As part of the trusts ongoing capital investment plan, NIFES were commissioned by Interserve acting as the incumbent service provider to the trust to undertake Feasibility Studies on Wards F3 and F4 and Theatres 8 and 9 to assess potential requirements and opportunities and allow analysis and subsequent prioritisation of allocated budgets.

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The objective of the commission was to provide an analysis of the current internal environments and report on findings as a precursor to future capital investment schemes.

The approach adopted involved:

Agreeing the programme of access

Receiving key estate reports and documentation

Carrying out inspections and surveys

Identifying current defects and dilapidation

Reviewing Mechanical and Electrical Installations for HTM compliance

Estimating anticipated deterioration over the next five years

Analysing current occupancy levels

Identifying areas of required expansion

Review of internal layouts and space relationships

Workshop meetings with key clinical personnel

Creating a bespoke template to demonstrate findings

Presenting the results in an editable excel spreadsheet for ease of analysis and update.

On-going technical advice until scheme commencement.


Project Results

NIFES presented report outputs on a merged, bespoke, Excel template for Physical Condition, Statutory Compliance, Space Utilisation and Functional Suitability. Embedded without our bespoke template is an Executive Summary report which identifies the findings at a high level.

Individual elements were risk ranked accordingly to allow prioritisation where required. Elements were also apportioned budget Nett costs.

The risk ranking and budget costs allowed strategic decisions to be made in the creation of final scheme objectives.

Interserve plan to undertake the refurbishment schemes.

NIFES were commissioned to undertake a comprehensive Feasibility Study covering Theatre and Ward Accommodation as a pre cursor to Capital Investment.