SDA’s engineers have worked closely with the Trust and PACT to design the mechanical and electrical services for the new PACT and Westfield Health Oncology and Haematology Centre at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
Within the brief, emphasis was placed on the unit being designed based on input from clinicians, social workers, the PACT team, and parents and patients and has everything families need for their medical and emotional care. Facilities include out-patient facilities, consulting rooms and ancillary areas.
The new unit is self-contained, allowing patients to be separated from the rest of the hospital providing less risk of picking up infections from other hospital patients – which is always a concern for immuno-suppressed cancer patients.
It has 3 times the treatment space of their old clinic including room for day care patients and space for PACT staff, social workers and clinicians.
A decision was made by SDA at the start of the project to donate half of our fee for the M&E design to support the PACT Fund as one of our Directors was a patient at the old unit as a child.