Emergency Ward CT Replacement, University Hospital, Galway
GEMElliott Construction Ltd was appointed Main Contractor and PSCS for the replacement of CT scanners in the Emergency department and radi therapy department in UHG. All of these works took place in the middle of the live existing Acute hospital.
The Emergency CT scanner was supplied by GE and a design coordination meeting took place at the start of the project between the GE, Design Team, Main Contractor, M&E contractors and also the Hospital departments. This meeting and the following coordinated drawings was a key to the successful delivery of the project. The new CT room and recovery area as located beside an existing CT scanner, so we had to work with the radiology department when they were scanning patients. The works included demolition, New lead lined walls to code 6 and 7. Complete refit of all M&E services including new medical trenching. New chilled pipework had to be brought from the far side of the hospital campus which we treated as a mini project in itself. New ceilings, flooring, joinery, control room fixtures and fittings and decoration. Once room readiness was agreed with GE the scanner was brought in through the hospital corridor out side of normal working hours and under permit with the hospital maintenance team.
This project demonstrates our ability to coordinate all parties to get a coordinated design agreed and then to carry out the works in very difficult circumstances in the Live Acute hospital environment to tight deadlines and still meet our Client expectations.