Wrightington Hospital – The New Orthopaedic Centre
The New £18m Orthopaedic Centre at Wrightington Hospital is a centre of excellence for orthopaedic surgery, and recognised globally for the pioneering work that was carried out there in hip replacement surgery by Sir John Charnley in the 1960’s & 70’s.
The new centre at Wrightington is the first significant investment that has been made on the site in 35 years. The development, carried out under Procure 21+, includes 4 ultra clean theatres, two 28 bed wards, with a high proportion of single bedrooms, an admissions department and post-operative recovery.
The redevelopment has provided a greatly improved environment for both patients and staff, with more single room accommodation, increased safety, improved clinical practice and reduced length of stay.
Dortek’s specialist hygienic doors were specified as part of the trusts strategy to drive infection control and operating efficiency across its new theatres. Dortek supplied and installed bi-parting hermetic sliding doors with automations for ease of access and reduced air turbulence. These doors have a unique hermetically sealing gasket system which gives them a 99% air tight seal. They’ve been proven to reduce the volume of clean air fed into operating theatres by over 20%, lowering long term costs significantly.
Dortek installed touchless door sensors to ensure safe, convenient access. Safe operation is ensured by the use of an intelligent automation, which reacts to even the smallest obstruction and photo sensors that stop the door closing onto passing traffic. This creates a high level of performance and a safe and reliable door system.
The project was also a Department of Health early adopter project for BIM Level 2. BIM was utilised to achieve an efficient and co-ordinated design and to enable the launch of estate and asset management systems capable of handling the complexity of the hospitals operational requirements.