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Improving services at Jersey General Hospital

A project to improve services at Jersey General is being hailed as a great success by Project Manager David Ahier.

David is overseeing the project at the hospital, which comprises a mix of refurbishment and internal fit-out works. The scheme is being implemented by Jersey General Hospital in order to resolve high-risk issues which have been identified within the facility.

Commenting on the project, David said:

“This project is essential to the continued operation of Jersey General Hospital. It identifies and addresses certain issues which were identified within official reports and is part of an ongoing process to increase and improve the services that we provide to patients.”

The Jersey General Hospital project comprises the refurbishment of two departments within the hospital, along with the fit-out of an additional unit located in a site adjacent to the hospital. The affected areas include the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), the Dermatology Unit and a new clinic space.

The ICU is being remodelled within its existing footprint in order to increase patient space and improve services which comply with modern standards. Meanwhile, the Dermatology Unit is being relocated from one side of the hospital to another, in order to provide a better service.

Finally the new clinic space – situated at 14 Gloucester Street – is being created to provide additional space which will enhance facilities at the hospital.

Work began on the ICU in January 2012 and is currently on schedule to reach completion in October 2013. Work started on the Dermatology Unit and the new clinic space in November 2012 and has now reached completion.

Larsen is the main contractor on the ICU and the new clinic space, whilst AC Mauger Construction was the main contractor on the Dermatology Unit. Morris Architects is providing architectural services on the ICU, whilst States of Jersey Architects was the architectural practice working on the Dermatology Unit and new clinic space.

David said:

“Due to the nature of the ICU, the unit contains many medical supply elements and one of the key design requirements is to improve infection control along with the delivery of services to patients. This requires new sealed ceilings, ventilation systems and new flooring to bring the facility in line with modern standards. By enhancing the environment we are improving the safety of our patients.

“The Dermatology Unit is being relocated and replaces a psychiatric/office space which was previously housed within this area of the hospital. Now that work is complete on the Dermatology Unit, it will provide additional outpatient facilities.

“As for Jersey General Hospital’s new clinic space, this is located just across the road from the main hospital building. This part of the project comprised the fit-out of a concrete shell and just like the Dermatology Unit it now provides the hospital with additional outpatient facilities.”

David added:

“Work has progressed very well on the Jersey General Hospital project and the remaining work on the ICU is running four weeks ahead of schedule. This project is already proving to be a great success and I am very pleased with what we have achieved.”

Jersey Electricity Building Services

Jersey Electricity Building Services (JEBS) were contracted to install the energy efficient, air conditioning and heat recovery ventilation system at Jersey General Hospital.

JEBS installed two Mitsubishi heat pumps systems, comprising eight wall mounted fan coil units and a heat recovery ventilation unit which provide heating, cooling and fresh air throughout the clinic.

The system is regarded as highly efficient and environmentally friendly because for every kilowatt of electricity used to power the system it produces up to four kilowatts of heat in return.

Building Services Engineer Dean De Mouilpied said:
“Not only is heat pump technology good for the environment, is it also extremely cost effective to run which is a priority for businesses and organisations such as States Departments these days. We are very pleased to have worked on a project of this nature and to have helped deliver it on time and within budget.”

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