Ulster Hospital Phase B redevelopment, Belfast

7 November, 2016 | 18:15 - 20:00

The new Acute Services Block at Ulster Hospital.
The new Acute Services Block at Ulster Hospital.

About this event

The Ulster Hospital (Phase B2 & B3) redevelopment will provide an Inpatient Ward Block (Phase B2) and an Acute Services Block (Phase B3) at the rear of the existing Ulster Hospital Site.

Following construction of the Acute Services Block a final decant will take place and the existing Main Ward Block will be demolished and new entrance facilities constructed. This will clear a site for the proposed final Phase C of the Ulster Hospital redevelopment which will provide an Outpatients Department, Ambulatory Care and Paediatrics facility.

GRAHAM Bam Healthcare Partnership (GBHP) was appointed as the Main contractor for the Phase B2 and B3 framework in May 2013 after a Preferred Bidder period from August 2102 to May 2013. The framework has been delivered under Performance Related Partnering (PRP).

GBHP commenced the onsite for the IWB in June 2013, which will be completed in October 2016.

The Phase B2 & B3 Projects details are below:

Phase B2 - Inpatient Ward Block:
Construction commenced: June 2013
Construction completion: October 2016

  • Client: South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust (SEH&SCT)
  • Main Contractor: Graham Bam Healthcare Partnership (GBHP)
  • Architect: Avanti /Kennedy & Fitzgerald Associates
  • Civil / Structural Engineers: Morgan Sindall Professional Services

The new Ward Block will replace the existing main ward block, which was constructed in 1962 and is no longer fit for purpose. This project will enable the Trust to address the key risks associated with the existing main ward block, e.g. concrete cancer; provide a high standard of clinical accommodation which will ensure privacy and dignity; and improve infection prevention and control.

The Ward Block is scheduled to open to patients in January 2017 and will provide:

  • 288 single en-suite bedrooms
  • A new Day Surgery Department including an Endoscopy Suite and 4 state of the art Operating Theatres
  • Support Services, including a new Pharmacy Department and a Café.

Phase B3 - Acute Services Block:

  • Construction Commencement: April 2016
  • Construction completion: July 2019
  • Client: South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust (SEH&SCT)
  • Main Contractor: Graham Bam Healthcare Partnership (GBHP)
  • Architect: Avanti /Kennedy & Fitzgerald Associates
  • Civil / Structural Engineers: Morgan Sindall Professional Services

Construction of the Acute Services Block commenced in April 2016 and will create approximately 650 job opportunities in the construction industry and 10 apprentice opportunities. The new facility, which is scheduled to open to patients in early 2020, will provide:

  • Emergency Department
  • Inpatient Radiology
  • Assessment Unit
  • Specialist Wards (170 single bedrooms with en-suite)
  • Support Services

Following construction of the Acute Services Block a final decant will take place and the existing Main Ward Block will be demolished and new entrance facilities constructed. This will clear a site for the proposed final Phase C of the Ulster Hospital redevelopment which will provide an Outpatients Department, Ambulatory Care and Paediatrics facility.

Please note that catering is from 17:30, with a lecture start at 18:15.

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