GOSH Medu Unit
London have been working with GOSH since 2018 and has completed several fast track projects within the live hospital, at all times putting the hospital, patients and stakeholders first.
GOSH appointed Quinn London to carry out refurbishment and fit out works to create a Medical Equipment Decontamination Unit (MEDU). The MEDU was the first of its kind in the UK and sets a benchmark for other trusts to follow in the future. The decontamination unit uses a hydrogen peroxide vapour to decontaminate medical equipment so that it is quickly sterilised for use.
The contract involved fit out works to an existing storeroom to create a compliant environment for the decontamination of medical equipment that has clear segregation of dirty and clean equipment. The works began with the initial strip out and demolition of walls and an existing staircase. We extended the existing footprint of the building with installation of block work and a roof membrane to protect both the inbound ‘dirty’ corridor and outbound ‘clean’ corridor. Once structural changes had been completed, we installed partitions to create the new layout and completed the M&E and flooring installation. We carefully segregated the works throughout the duration of the project to ensure the safety of the staff and hospital stakeholders and to avoid any spread of dust or debris.
A challenge on this project was that the fogging machine specified for the decontamination unit couldn’t interface with existing systems, creating a safety issue. To solve this, a bespoke controls system and user manual were designed to ensure a 100% gas-tight room during the fogging process. Despite the challenges, the project was completed on time with GOSH appreciating the team’s hands-on approach to problem-solving and effort to deliver the project on time.