Lewis & Hickey has been providing a multi-disciplinary framework of professional services for Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Hospitals NHS Trust since 2003. One key project involved Blackpool Victoria, a large acute hospital that treats more than 80,000 day-case and inpatients and more than 200,000 outpatients from across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre every year. Its A & E Department is one of the busiest in the country with more than 80,000 attendances every year. The hospital has 767 beds and employs more than 3,000 members of staff. It provides a wide range of services from Maternity to Care of the Elderly, and from Cancer Services to Heart Surgery.
This project allowed for an extensive refurbishment of two existing Cardiac Operating Theatres for the re-provision of a new Ultra-clean Orthopaedic Theatre Suite. The project encompassed state of the art Ultra-clean and Ventilation Theatre Services to fully comply with the most current Health Technical Memorandum guidance for such a facility. The Ultraclean Theatre and associated Ventilation Systems were designed, manufactured and installed through a NAMTE Subcontractor agreement to the standard form of Contract. The project itself was delivered on an extremely demanding programme of only 14 weeks, which equated to a considerable amount of site supervision and coordination by L&H.