Hollins Park and Whiston Hospitals’ Memory Impatient services provide support for adults with memory problems such as dementia who require short-term inpatient care.
The wards have been specially designed to provide a safe and comfortable environment to promote recovery and mental wellbeing of the patients.
Both hospitals are part of the North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust who Bailey Streetscene had previously worked with on the Atherleigh Park Project
This project was initiated to upgrade the courtyards at both locations.
Bailey streetscene provided a number of seating elements, planters and Shelters that would sit on the newly installed rubber surface.
The street furniture required a number of bespoke design additions to adhere to the health and safety requirements of the facility;
- A new backrest option for our Deacon Bench
- A Wheelchair accessible version of the Springwell Planter
- A bespoke version of our Heron shelter with multiwall polycarbonate roof sheets and mesh walls
- And all with Tamper free fixings.
3D Cad renders were produced to allow for finite details to be established before approval.
During the renovation it was imperative to avoid any delays as the client had to make sure the courtyards were unavailable for the shortest amount of time.
Another obstacle was the location of the courtyards, with no direct access for off load, the products had to be manually carried through the building in parts and then assembled in the courtyards.
Roles & Responsibilities:
- Design liaison with client
- Budget and cost evaluation
- Logistic and offload planning
The new courtyard areas provide a familiar space where the patients can relax, exercise and experience the outdoor environment within a safe and enclosed area to encourage development and recovery.