University Hospital Limerick, Emergency and Renal
Kevin was the design leader and Employers Representative for this project which was carried out in conjunction with O'Connell Mahon Architects. The project consists of the fit out of a shell to provide new Emergency and Renal Departments and was opened in May 2017.
The Emergency department includes multi-use treatment cubicles to allow flexibility for managing patients in the unit and has been developed on the basis of '6/8 cubicle Pods' which allows the department to respond to 'surges' in demand when necessary. It also includes the first sliding CT for Resuscitation patients which will be the first instance of the use of this technology in Ireland and the UK. The Renal department includes 24 Renal treatment spaces including a high dependency suite of facilities including 2 full clinical isolation rooms, 2 single rooms for segregation and a four space treatment bay. The Renal Unit also includes a Continuous Ambulatory Care for Peritoneal Dialysis unit comprising 5 treatment rooms and support facilities.
The project included some very significant infrastructural provisions which will support the UHL campus into future including a new dedicated ambulance access off the main St Nessan's road and the upgrade and replacement of a major hospital electrical switch room serving most of the modern hospital development to make way for a new ambulance forecourt and delivery area.
HSE Estates West
O'Connell Mahon Architects