Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
Munro have been working in partnership with Serco on a number of schemes at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust (NNUH) as part of an ongoing investment programme to improve the Trust’s facilities and healthcare outcomes for patients.
We have played an integral part in the planning and delivery of the programme which has included a range of projects where we have provided mechanical and electrical engineering solutions across a number of projects including:
Ward Refurbishments & Elderly A&E Department
Our team undertook work across 8 wards, housing some 300 beds under a phased programme to pave way for a new elderly A&E department. Some schemes were undertaken on a design and build basis as part of this programme.
Nurse Call System Renewal
We installed a state of the art digital IP nurse call system with handsets or call assistance in every room throughout the patient areas, allowing calls to be monitored centrally which helps clinical staff to respond as quickly as possible to patient needs.
LED lighting with controls and sensors were installed to replace existing lighting systems to improve the hospital’s energy consumption. We also developed a lighting strategy which optimised the use of natural daylight. With this new system in place, it is estimated, the Trust should be able to save around £3,000 per year, per ward.
Completely new bathrooms and wash basins were installed as part of an improvement plan to provide patients with a higher level of comfort and privacy than before.
In August 2017 the Easton Ward and Mattishall Ward became the first two wards to reopen, followed by the Elderly A&E Unit which opened early in January 2018. For more information on the NHS Trust’s work, read our article:
Capital Investment Improving Healthcare Outcomes