Southern Cross – Staff Change & CSSD

Client:
Southern Cross Healthcare

Location:
Auckland

Year Started:
2008

Duration:
5 Months

Project Value:
$966,000

Contract Type:
Tender

The project involved the staged demolition and rebuilding of staff facilities, the creation of a new sterile working area, and the full reconfiguration of the Hospital boiler room and associated services. The project had a very tight timeframe with staged handover dates with works programmed to occur over the Christmas period.

Existing staff facilities and store rooms were demolished first in order to make way for the new layout. Concrete floors were cut to allow new drainage to be run, including for the wheel chair accessible showers. New staff lockers, benches and storage areas were also installed, with the addition of a new separate staff kitchen. We then commenced the boiler room alterations which involved enlarging the space and enclosing it with a new fire rated structural wall.

This was a high risk project involving the change over of critical services and meant that a close working relationship with the hospital was to be established and upheld at all times, as well as working around the theatre staff and being sensitive to their busy operating schedules.

Canam successfully met all the handover dates and the client was extremely happy with the end result.