The £17.5 million maternity scheme has arisen from a London-wide review of maternity services. The project makes use of existing nucleus building templates to provide a new maternity department, including a Women's Assessment Unit, ante-natal ward, post-natal ward, neo-natal unit, consultant birthing unit and a midwife-led unit.
The scheme is due to be undertaken over five phases with 3 of the 4 existing templates remaining operational at any time. The scheme design works within the constraints presented by the phased approach and addresses issues incurred whilst working within an occupied building. A close working relationship has been developed with the users to ensure that the scheme provides maximum benefit and minimum disruption.
Newham University Hospital NHS Trust/Medicine