Our next capital project is an exciting extension to our theatre facilities!
We are so happy to announce that our Special Baby Unit is complete and is ready to treat children who are unwell. We are so grateful to all of our donors for the part they played in completing this unit. It truly is life-changing and will have a huge impact on the community. You can read our full report by clicking the button below.
Our next project is a much-needed extension to our theatre capabilities!
This next project involves the construction of a new operating theatre to cater to the growing needs of DMH. The operations we provide at DMH are unique in our area and life changing for the children and patients involved. At the moment there is huge demand for our one main operating theatre. This poses a significant problem for maternity services, if a mother arrives and requires emergancy theatre treatment while another surgery is being conducted then the hospital either has to refer the patient or manage the patient in the eye theatre which may not be fully ready for what is needed.
A specially designed theatre block will mean that we have 3 theatre rooms and 2 recovery areas, allowing us always to have a theatre available in case an emergency maternity case arrives. Phase 2 is just the construction of a new theatre block Phase 3 of the project will include the equipment involved, we will provide more details on this in the near future.
Phase 1 of this project involves building a single storey theatre that will have secure enough foundations to later be extended to a two storey block. This will allow us to cater for more procedures without having to impact on treatments that are already ongoing. The amounts for this phase are split into building and equipment.
The successful completion of phase 1 will allow us to solve the immediate problems faced by the hospital, phase 2 will allow us to grow our capacity for the future. We plan to complete the inside of the top floor subject to funds in mid-2024, with the aim of having the whole project completed by the end of 2025. The timescales proposed are informed by our past experience of successfully completing capital projects to grow the hospital and its services.