Integrated Health Projects (IHP) has completed a two year, multi-million pound construction project for the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust at Lister Hospital in Stevenage.
The £45m redevelopment began in 2012 and was completed in four separate phases which encompassed; the construction of the new ward block to treat acute and life threatening conditions; the Lister Macmillan Chemotherapy Centre; a new endoscopy and day surgery centre, which included the reconfiguration of the elective admissions unit; and the expansion and refurbishment of the emergency department.
The emergency department was the most complicated phase as deliveries for the construction site were also shared with the main ambulance access route, so close liaison with East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust was essential to minimise disruption to patients.
Barbara Jenkins, Associate Director for clinical reconfiguration, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, said:
"We've enjoyed a really positive working relationship with the IHP team across the four projects, which made it much easier to keep disruption to our patients and staff to an absolute minimum. The partnership also extended to ensure that any problems that arose as works were underway got resolved with relative ease."
Andrew Broumpton, Senior Project Manager from IHP, said:
“The new development looks fantastic and it would not have been possible without the vigorous determination of the team, so well done to everyone involved. These improved facilities will greatly improve healthcare facilities for communities in and around Hertfordshire.”
IHP, a joint venture between VINCI Construction UK and Sir Robert McAlpine, is part of the ProCure21+ National Framework.