Following successful completion of the Phase I refurbishment in late 2009, we were delighted to be given the opportunity to again work with the Hospice and same Design Team on the largest phase of their development programme - the construction of the new link building, refurbishment of the existing in-patient unit and extension to the kitchen. The new Link building provides for light, airy and easily accessible bedrooms with en-suite facilities. There is also a new circular chapel.
The construction work presented challenges in terms of ensuring minimal inconvenience and disruption to patients, staff and relatives. This was achieved largely due to the detailed phasing of the works, which enabled the completion and occupation of the new Link Building in advance of any remodelling works to the existing In-Patient Unit. Patients were then able to be moved into the new facilities to allow works to commence in the existing accommodation.
Minimal disruption and overcoming of construction challenges enabled successful delivery of the project.
I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of my fellow Trustees at Oakhaven, to thank you and the Team at Drews for your input and hard work over the last three years, in helping us to develop Oakhaven Hospice. The work to refurbish the Day Hospice and administration offices in Pennington Chase, and the link inpatient wing to such a high standard has been greatly appreciated, and the Oakhaven Teams are enjoying working in the improved environments throughout all aspects of the service.Andrew Ryde, Chief Executive, Oakhaven Hospice Trust