The redevelopment at Chesterfield Royal Hospital expands and redevelops the existing Endoscopy department into the adjacent courtyard, to provide 4 treatment rooms (1 more than existing) with future expansion opportunity to add a fifth room. This expansion was critical to meet the needs and capacity demands of the department, as well as the integration of better staff facilities, scope storage and patient changing and recovery areas.
As the development infilled an existing courtyard, maintaining natural light into the space was critical. This was achieved by introducing two large circular roof lights with conical reveals, positioned in key locations to disperse light and give staff and patients a connection to outside.
From the outset, the design and layout of the new endoscopy department was subject to a wide variety of restraints and requirements such as locations of existing structure and drainage, limited available space, client aspirations and JAG requirements. The design process began with a series of feasibility workshops which enabled us to create a refined brief and an ideal diagram, establishing the client’s exact requirements and identifying what could be omitted, at the same time as looking for opportunities to make the space uplifting and provide a clear patient journey.
The result is an exemplar layout and efficient environment which achieves JAG standards, maintains clear patient flow throughout the department and enables the clinical team to deliver a high quality of endoscopy care.