We undertook a number of projects at Tameside General Hospital on behalf of Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
We acted as cost advisor, architect and building surveyor in the delivery of several schemes for the Trust, including A&E refurbishment (£2m), clinical decision unit ward (£3m), re-modelling of the Ladysmith Building (£2.5m), White House Building (£3.5m) and new main entrance (£1.5m).
Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust was established on 1 February 2008. The Trust operates from the Tameside General Hospital site, which is situated in Ashton–under-Lyne. The hospital services a population of approximately 250,000 residing in the surrounding area of Tameside in Greater Manchester, and the town of Glossop in Derbyshire.
The hospital provides a wide array of general hospital services, including general and specialist medicine, general and specialist surgery and full consultant-led obstetric and paediatric hospital services for women, children and babies.
Foundation Trusts are subject to rigorous inspections and validation for all capital expenditure to ensure these can be delivered within their Long Term Financial Model. Patients, staff and local residents have an important say in the way clinical services are delivered and this needed to be integrated into the capital schemes to ensure HTMs, HBNs, infection control and privacy/dignity issues are all addressed.