Case Study:

Three Operating Theatre Surgical Complex at Neath Port Talbot Hospital – Neath Port Talbot, Wales

ModuleCo have provided a three operating theatre surgical complex at Neath Port Talbot Hospital on behalf of Swansea Bay University Health Board and in collaboration with our procurement partners, MCH. It was officially opened on 15th June 2023 by the Minister for Health and Social Services, Eluned Morgan.

The project forms part of the Health Board’s ‘Changing for the Future’ clinical strategy, where each of their main hospitals are being formed as a Centre of Excellence in their own right for different services. The ModuleCo surgical facility will form part of Neath Port Talbot Hospital’s development as the Centre of Excellence for orthopaedic and spinal care, urology, diagnostics, rehabilitation and rheumatology.

This three-storey theatre complex provides the Hospital with three brand-new, state-of-the-art operating theatre suites, five pre-assessment rooms, clinical staff changing rooms, rest areas and a seminar room. It will provide capacity for up to 3,000 additional procedures to take place every year.

It took only a week for the operating theatre facility to be installed in mid-December 2023 following the off-site manufacturing phase which saw nearly 90% off the construction process take place away from site. ModuleCo provided a turnkey project delivery service to the Health Board, owning the design, manufacturing, installation and commissioning of the modular healthcare facility, as well as the required enabling and foundation works on site.

“The three new theatres have been built quickly and efficiently to meet the exacting standards of modern-day orthopaedic and spinal surgery. They provide a substantial increase in the size of the theatre footprint which should enable more complex spinal and revision arthroplasty to be performed in a dedicated elective surgical hub.” – Paul Williams, Orthopaedic Consultant Surgeon and clinical adviser to the project.

ModuleCo have worked with the Swansea Bay university health Board on a number of modular healthcare construction projects, having provided ophthalmic operating theatres at their Singleton Hospital site on two previous occasions.

The modular facility was provided on a hire basis with a managed service agreement and procured via the NHS Shared Business Services framework, one of three NHS approved modular healthcare facility frameworks that ModuleCo is an approved supplier on. Find out more about our procurement options.