ModuleCo have provided a twin operating theatre facility at Leicester General Hospital in partnership with the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust in the first phase of redevelopment to the Hospital’s Brandon Unit.
The cutting-edge modular surgical facility features 55m2 operating rooms, anaesthetic rooms, lay-up prep rooms, dirty utility rooms and a theatre store.
ModuleCo were employed by the Trust to provide the modular theatre facility to expand the hospitals surgical capacity and help bring the waiting time for procedures under the 52-week target. East Midlands has come under increasing pressure post-pandemic with more than 30,000 people waiting more than one year for a surgical procedure as of April 2023.
The building has been designed as a twin operating theatre suites but one of the theatre suites will be used as a recovery and discharge area to allow the facility to operate standalone whilst the Brandon Unit refurbishment works take place in the second phase of the redevelopment.
Forming part of the East Midlands Planned Care Centre, ModuleCo’s operating theatres will eventually provide some of the services to approximately 100,000 patients each year from the East Midlands region when the wider facility fully opens next year.
The facility was 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.
William Waterston, ModuleCo Technical Sales Executive and Project Sponsor, commented: “It has been a pleasure to work with the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust for the delivery of this twin theatre healthcare facility. These operating theatres will become the beating heart of the new East Midlands Planned Care Centre and help reduce the elective surgery backlog, delivering care to an additional 100,000 people a year, which is incredible.
“By maximising the off-site construction, we were able to deliver this facility in rapid timescales whilst increasing the quality for the Trust, providing an environment staff want to work in and that priorities patient recovery.”