Nurses Hand Wash Station
The team at Health Projects International & Woods & Warner with Erilyan Construction were entrusted with the design and construction of an extension to the Maternity Ward at Westmead Private Hospital by Ramsay Healthcare. The development comprised a two-storey building suspended over the existing carpark and loading dock including; – 34 new maternity ward rooms with ensuites – Refurbishment of 15 maternity ward rooms – 8 new parenting ward rooms with ensuites – A new 14 bay Special Care Nursery – New education, bathing and feeding rooms – 1 new birthing suite and refurbishment of existing 6 – New staff stations, offices, utilities and support rooms – Indoor and outdoor break out spaces The extension was integrated into the existing hospital at 5 independent locations and was completed whilst keeping full operational functionality within the hospital.
Corian® was chosen for this project to achieve a higher standard of finishes than laminate whilst remaining within budget. It was also heavily favoured over stone due to it’s workability and ability to be moulded in curves.
The handwash basins and baby bathing areas were able to be fabricated a monolithic units (bowl, bench, downturns and splashback). The sharp edges and corners were also able to be rounded off. This has a huge advantage from a hygiene and cleaning perspective within the hospital environment. It also reduces sharp corner hazards for the staff and patients (which are typically prevalent in stone and laminate). The design facilitated a large number of hidden LEDs which had a remarkable effect on the look and feel of the completed space.
The project used a significant amount of Corian® Raincloud including 42 Corian® 815 basins (integrated benchtop, splashback and downturn), 14 Custom Square basins with downturns and splashbacks, and 4 baby bath basins. In addition, all staff station counter tops and splays, and wet area benchtops were also in Corian® Raincloud with integrated LEDs. “The joiner, builder, client and end user all loved working with the product and are really happy with the end result! Corian® has enabled typically clinical spaces to show a warm and homely feel whilst maintaining the high level of WH&S requirements for a hospital environment”. Sonia Warner, Woods & Warner.
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