Case Study:

Ophthalmic Operating Theatre and Recovery at St Mary’s Hospital – Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

An operating theatre facility by ModuleCo provided to St Mary's Hospital on the Isle of Wight, expanding ophthalmic services and helping Trust to reduce its treatment backlog.

In partnership with our facility hire procurement partners at ModuleCo Healthcare, ModuleCo provided a cutting-edge modular ophthalmic operating theatre suite and first stage recovery facility at St Mary’s Hospital on behalf of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust.

The Trust needed to create additional capacity for ophthalmic care delivery and increase their surgical capacity to help reduce the waiting list backlog. MCH’s flexible hire solutions allowed the Trust to benefit from the state-of-the-art facility without the need to generate the upfront capital.

This new high-specification theatre comprised of a 64m2 ophthalmic operating room with integral 3-person scrub, supported by an anaesthetic room, lay up prep room and dirty utilities, alongside a segregated male and female 6-bed recovery suite.

ModuleCo delivered the project in just 20 weeks from order to handover, with up to 90% of the manufacture and pre-install quality checks being completed off site in a controlled factory environment. Our project delivery team, experienced at delivering projects all over the world for BRG Technologies, had a unique logistical challenge of shipping the modules over water to the island. A specialist barge had to be used to carry the modules weighing up to 25 tonnes each.

The installation of the facility was carried out during a weekend to minimise disruption to the live hospital site, allowing the care and service provided by the hospital to continue as normal.

“The new theatre is an incredible opportunity to deliver high volume modern cataract surgery in a 21st century setting. Our patients will also benefit from reduced waiting times, there will also be over £2million investment into the theatre, including pre-operative cataract analysis equipment, a 2-step treatment pathway to surgery, a dedicated retina and cataract suite and the ability to access virtual clinics.” Mr Philip Moradi, Clinical Lead for Ophthalmology at the Isle of Wight NHS Trust.

Alan Wilson, Managing Director at MCH, said: “We’re delighted with the outcome of this project for the Isle of Wight NHS Trust and are proud to be supporting St Mary’s Hospital by providing additional ophthalmic capacity on the island. This project goes a long way in delivering social value for Isle of Wight residents, retaining core services on the island, and allowing St Mary’s Hospital to increase their ophthalmic surgical capacity by up to 40%.

“Working alongside our manufacturing partner ModuleCo, we were able to successfully deliver this project in just 20 weeks from order to handover – significantly quicker than a traditional build. It’s a great example of the value NHS Trusts can unlock by choosing true off-site construction, together with the flexible rental agreements we offer, allowing solutions that are financially viable and delivered quickly without any compromise on quality and patient care.”