Crisis or opportunity?
HBN’s and general guidance for healthcare environments are out of date and not fit-for-purpose for modern applications. For example, HTM63/71 core pieces of FF&E guidance were first published in the 1980s and last updated in 2005.
Best practise for healthcare environments has evolved since these times to suit modern ways of working and the evolving clinical demands of the 21st century. This was heavily experienced during the covid19 pandemic in which working practises and processes were forced to change rapidly.
Processes and PEE were transformed during the pandemic, but old-stye space designs and furniture continue to make infection-fighting harder. This can be seen in the £2.7 billion that is spent every year combatting Healthcare Associated Infections. In turn, the HCAIs contribute to 69,000 days of staff absenteeism.
This increased pressure on bed availability along with the dating estate have forced the NHS heavily into new projects and builds. On average, 2/3 projects run over on programme and budget.
The Solution? A co-ordinated expert-led approach:
Best practice advice on healthcare design and delivery
How to beat infection spread and bacteria in health environments
Reduction of risk through intelligent design
The delivery excellence expected in the NHS
Understanding interface integrations between packages.
How we can help you:
- Guidance on key standards and legislation for compliance
- Advice on space planning and accessibility
- Room loading Designs with BIM & RDS
- Revit Family Creations
- Specification and material application support
- Scheduling and data sheet generation
- Robust cost plans and detailed quotations
- Manufacture design for bespoke products
- Legacy Survey / Audit
- Package Brainstorm
- Infection control advice
- MMC Analysis & PMV for project FF&E
- Coordinated Integration of packages
- ABD code matching & CoBie Data Upload to revit
- BOQ Generation
- Advice on economies of scale efficiencies and material optimization
Achieving excellence for your project, one step at a time:
No commitment briefing from any project stakeholder outlining scheme and/or design requirements.
Workshop design with relevant stakeholders and Hygenius advisor.
FF&E full design/estate audit and report against industry best practice. Package of design information.
Revise designs in line with stakeholder feedback. Develop to manufacture level.
Support delivery of scheme in line with agreed design.
Creating Safer Places for Safer People
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