Bedford Hospital Laboratory Installation
Bedford Hospital requested a small laboratory area and a new reception desk within the hospital ward. After liaising with the client we developed a comprehensive plan of action and were able to complete the installation within one week. This allowed the Bedford Hospital team to quickly start using the new laboratory area and reception desk, reducing the amount of disruptions faced by the workforce.
Recognised as one of the top 40 hospitals in the UK by CHKS since 2003 (a feat only matched by six other hospitals); Bedford Hospital was determined that this project caused no disruptions to services and helped ensure the site continued to meet the same high standards.
Bedford Hospital is a 400-bed district general hospital, serving north and mid-Bedfordshire. Providing care for 270,000 people, Bedford Hospital includes specialist services including a dedicated critical care complex, an oncology centre and a state-of-the-art laser treatment centre. The hospital also plays a pivotal role in the local community, offering occupational therapy, physiotherapy and rehabilitation facilities.
The small laboratory was required to adhere to all the necessary safety standards, ensuring that all work carried out in the hospital was completed in a safe and sterile environment. Using our in-depth knowledge of laboratories, we were able to select materials and design principles which created a lab which was completely safe and sterile.
The laboratory continues to provide the hospital with a setting to complete important testing and sampling tasks – helping a range of departments operate more efficiently and effectively. Furthermore, the reception desk provides ongoing support for the hospital’s clerical and administration tasks.
The project ran into no problems during the weeklong installation process, with the finished project meeting the requirements and demands of the client within the allocated build time. This helped Bedford Hospital resume operating at full capacity in a timely fashion.