ISG has secured a fast-track design & build refurbishment project at the Beacon Centre, a specialist cancer treatment unit at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, Somerset.
Originally opened in 2009, the Beacon Centre treats around 1200 patients each year. ISG’s refurbishment programme will see the contractor convert one of the existing four-bay wards into a ‘mould room’ where patients will be measured for prosthetics, which will then be manufactured within the unit.
The new facilities will combine the very latest technology with a workshop environment, including an ‘impression room’, which will house laser and x-ray imaging equipment for taking precise patient measurements. Existing en-suite welfare facilities will be retained and ISG will also construct a new changing area for patients.
The specialist scope of works also includes alterations to the existing bed head units and medical gases systems, along with the installation of sophisticated ventilation, extraction and air filtering systems.
Work is due to be completed at the end of April.
ISG’s John Rawlinson, managing director – South West, commented: “Planning for this project has already been meticulous from the in-house design process through to the logistics of carrying out the refurbishment without disrupting the day-to-day running of the unit. The mould room will be a valuable addition to the Beacon Centre’s comprehensive range of care facilities for oncology patients.”