INTREC have transformed Waratah Private Hospital through multiple stages of construction and fit-out. Waratah Private Hospital started as an individually operated medical consulting suites until INTREC transformed it into two full floor 34-bed Surgical Recovery and Rehabilitation wards, a Commercial Kitchen, Hydrotherapy Pool, Amenities, and Gymnasium. In addition to this INTREC refurbished the Hospital’s Café, Main Lobby and Reception, and multiple medical suite fit-outs throughout the remaining 4 floors.
Scope of Work
The first stage of the project involved two 34-bed Surgical Recovery and Rehabilitation wards on Levels 4 and 5 which was completed within a tight 12-week programme while the Hospital was still operational. Both floors included state of the art private bedroom suites, rehabilitation suites and high dependency bedrooms. The facility was completed to meet NSW Ministry of Health accreditation.
The next stage involved the fit-out of the staff base, waiting area, single & double bedrooms, high dependency bedrooms, bedroom and bariatric ensuites, clean & dirty utility rooms, equipment store rooms, write ups, staff/pantry room and medical FF&E through two floors. Out of hours’ work included core drilling for drainage, stormwater & sewerage relocations, floor screed, power shutdowns and connection of medical gasses into existing infrastructure.
The third stage, involved the fit out of a Commercial Kitchen to cater for the 54 patients on levels 4 and 5. This was a design and construct project completed with Silver Thomas Hanley and LEHR Consultants, and Commercial Kitchens Australia. The Kitchen was located on the upper ground floor and included world class high end equipment, a cool room and freezer room. The second part of this stage involved the construction of a Hydrotherapy Pool suspended from an existing slab in a vacant tenancy on the Upper Ground Floor, above a fully operational Loading Dock. Works included a 11m x 5m penetration through a post tensioned slab, installation of over 20 tonnes of structural steel to the underside of the slab to transfer the loads, and three concrete pours including base, walls and ramp of the new pool. All works were completed directly above the Hospitals’ Loading Dock and main Comms Room which were still in operation during the entire construction.
To facilitate the works with no impact on the Hospital operations, all main fire, hydraulic and medical gas pipework, and ductwork had to be diverted prior and all live Comms and fire cables were protected for the duration of the works. – this is all from the WPH in Progress piece already on our blog.
INTREC conducted a complete service upgrade including new FCU’s throughout, new power/lighting/communications throughout, medical gases, nurse call system, hydraulics, security, fire & audio visual. Challenges on site included carrying out all works in an operational hospital, and managing large material rubbish disposal and deliveries in and out of building. INTREC completed the Rehabilitation Gym and Hydrotherapy Pool. The gym involved the merging and transformation of two vacant tenancies on the upper ground floor into one large 350sqm gym. This is now an active environment for its users, helping to rehabilitate and keep patients motivated throughout their hospitals care.