Interserve: University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Feasibility Studies – Ward and Theatre Accommodation
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.
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.
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.