ModuleCo Healthcare has successfully completed the new modular healthcare facility, Sterile Services Department at Stoke Mandeville Hospital
The modular construction company, ModuleCo Healthcare (MCH) oversaw the entire healthcare facility project from order to handover, including the planning process, demolition of existing building and the associated foundation works to ensure the modules could be safely installed on site.
The new facility will allow the Stoke Mandeville hospital to maintain and improve its own sterile services function, while also providing a service for other NHS Trusts in the surrounding area.
The project was a collaboration between MCH, its manufacturing partner, ModuleCo, and MMM Medical, which supplied the sterilisation equipment for the new facility.
Continuing construction through Covid-19
John Abbott, director of Surgical and Critical Care at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, said: “This project has been quite a remarkable feat of engineering.
“When Marc Sweeney, Head of Sterile Services, and I saw 16 modules arrive on site in early April 2020, we couldn’t have imagined that just four months later we would have the newest and most modern sterile service department in the NHS.
“The safety of our patients is of paramount important to us and our new sterile service unit will help us to ensure that we continue to provide the highest levels of safe and compassionate care.”
Plans for the modular healthcare facility began in summer 2019, with the entire unit now delivered and fully commissioned ready for the trust to use.
As well as supporting the operating theatres at Stoke Mandeville, the new facility will be used to sterilise equipment for other nearby NHS Trusts.
Brian Mitchell, managing director of MMM Medical, added: “This was a very exciting project to be a part of. We were involved from the start of the initial design discussions, working with the Trust, MCH and ModuleCo to ensure we could create an efficient workflow through the departments.
“Stoke Mandeville Hospital is now in a position where they can increase their sterile services offering beyond its current requirements.
“In today’s climate, it’s more important than ever to help our key workers do their jobs in the safest possible way, so we’re extremely proud to play a pivotal role in supplying a range of decontamination and medical device processing equipment to support the NHS.”