NHS ward renovations completed in Bath

Category: Construction

Renovations to four wards for Royal United Hospitals (RUH) Bath NHS Foundation Trust have now been completed by complete construction partner and healthcare building specialists, Stepnell.

As part of the £2 million renovation works, Stepnell installed 28 new ensuites across the hospital’s Haygarth, Forrester Brown, Pierce and Acute Stroke Unit wards. An existing bathroom was also converted into a storeroom in the Acute Stroke Unit and additional drainage and services ancillary works completed.

“These improvements are already making a real difference for the people we care for and the people we work with. We’ve had some great feedback from staff and patients.“ Daisy Nelson, project manager in the capital projects team at Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

Additionally, new clinical utility spaces were fitted-out. An unused former bathroom was also converted into a new shared office space for nursing staff and junior doctors within the Acute Stroke Unit, a new private side room was built on Haygarth ward and redecoration works, plus additional drainage and services ancillary works, were completed throughout all four wards.

“It was especially important the project caused minimal disruption to patients and staff while completing the works, and I’m delighted that by working together we achieved this where practically possible.” “Through our extensive healthcare expertise, we worked with RUH to ensure the renovations were completed as efficiently as possible and with minimal disruption, delivering the best possible value for the trust.“ Richard Stanford Brown, senior site manager at Stepnell

The outcome is excellent and will help the hospital and its staff to meet the high health and care standards for patients, which we are incredibly pleased about.

Completed in just 23 weeks, Stepnell secured the design and build contract under the public sector-based Procure South West Framework, which is managed by the Procure Partnerships Framework (PPF).

To complete the scheme, Stepnell undertook local supply chain spending and engaged with a local supply chain of subcontractors wherever possible.

“We are continuing to see an increase in projects come through with a significant proportion of our planned work with PPF projects to meet public sector demand. Our work with RUH Bath is a prime example of these quality works, which adds to our substantial portfolio of healthcare expertise.” Rob Speirs, director at Stepnell

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