Client // LST Projects/ Architect: Kendall Kingscott
Name // University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Type of Build // New Build
Location // Southampton
Products installed // Vistamatic
A brand new, state of the art Oncology Unit was proposed for Southampton General Hospital, to become a flagship facility for the area. Designed to house 27 dedicated beds, cutting edge treatment rooms and medical equipment, the new Oncology Unit would provide life- saving treatment for cancer patients and essential support services to the locality.
The University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust urgently needed to replace the outdated C3 ward, where pre-Covid, cancer care was delivered to approximately 10,000 people per year.
The brand new and considerably bigger facility offers a range of services for oncology and outpatients, and now serve as a one-stop-shop for consultant appointments, blood tests, PICC line fittings and chemotherapy treatment. The build included treatment bays, consultation rooms, a staff room, offices, an interview room and clinical stores. Works also included associated landscaping, access and parking.
Built in only 6 months as part of a £9m government grant, the opening of the new facility was a milestone day for cancer care staff as they returned “home” to UHS after more than a year spent working off site.
Tim Iveson, Professor of gastrointestinal cancer at UHS, said: “This superb new unit allows us to move treatment back to the UHS site to a much-needed, significantly more spacious location.
“With 27 treatment bays and 17 out-patient consultation rooms it will be a real benefit to the many thousands of cancer patients we care for and treat at UHS every year.”
Working with principal contractor LST Projects as well as door supplier Advanced Timber Systems, Vistamatic provided 12 Vista Max large observation panels and 5 Vista Max XL door vision panels to the project. The panels were a mix of FD30 and non-fire rated, with lever handles on both sides.
Mark Nash, Vistamatic Managing Director, said, “We are proud to have been a part of such a dynamic project, and it’s very rewarding to know it will make a big difference to the staff and patients.”