Hybrid Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory and Orthopaedic Theatre at Crumlin Hospital
Image: Andrew Mulhall, RPS
RPS Building Services team was appointed by Clancy Construction as Contractor’s Designer for the construction of the new Hybrid Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin, Dublin.
Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin is the national centre for the provision of cardiac surgery for children. The €5.6m state-of-the-art laboratory provides the technology for treating patients at the highest level of international practice. The Paediatric Hybrid Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory allows cardiologists to perform catheter-based procedures and if necessary, surgeons to perform open-heart surgery. It minimises risks of infection and provides more timely access to critical interventions.
The mechanical and electrical design was carried out in a Federated BIM Level 2 model. Careful phasing of works and meticulous attention to detail was required to ensure the continuity of critical services at all times during the construction project.
The project won two awards at the Irish Construction Industry 2016 Awards: Health Project of the Year and the overall prize Construction Project of the Year.