Creating a welcome impression
The new ward at Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust, was part of a research project to identify the benefits for patients of offering single rooms. Working with healthcare focused off-site construction specialists, ModuleCo (who designed and built the new ward), Birley supplied interior fittings for 24 new state-of-the-art en-suite bedrooms and for the utility support areas.
In addition, Birley provided the novel "touch down bases" for clinicians which replaced the old style nurses station.
Birley developed a range of specialist units designed to meet the NHS's stringent requirements. For example, all tall units featured sloping tops to avoid accumulation of dirt and dust, which facilitated the ease of cleaning. In addition, as part of its wider community support programme, Birley donated one of the reception desks free of charge to the project.