The Great North Children’s Hospital became part of the Newcastle Hospital’s PFI project (£300m) and is a complex extension to the New Victoria Wing at the Royal Victoria Infirmary.
The Children’s Hospital includes the following departments:
Paediatric Medical Wards, which include HDU rooms
Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) – six Isolation Suites with laminair air flow canopies and air pressure segregation
Severe Combined Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (SCIDS) with air pressure segregation
The Teenage Cancer Treatment Unit was fitted out with individual lighting control, general services provision taken from distribution networks which serve the main hospital and utilise waste heat produced by site CHP to provide LTHW and chilled water via absorption chillers.
The unit was also fitted out with individual lighting control for each bed, movies, music and computer games on demand to each individual bedroom. The general service provision is taken from distribution networks which serve the main hospital and these utilise waste heat produced by the site CHP to provide LTHW and chilled water via absorption chillers.
An atrium links all levels which allows the maximum use of daylight penetration to all areas. The hospital is provided with a mixed mode ventilation system allowing the use of natural ventilation to take advantage of free cooling for a large proportion of the year. Working closely with the Hospital Trust and the Teenage Cancer Trust, RPS designed a complex range of services to create a pleasant, comfortable environment for immuno suppressed patients.
The Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Ward houses six Isolation Suites with laminar air flow canopies and air pressure segregation. The SCIDS Ward houses five Isolation Suites with air pressure segregation.