Blackrock Clinic in Blackrock, Dublin was co-founded in 1984 as a private, high-tech hospital offering healthcare to private patients. A teaching hospital, it is associated with both the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and University College Dublin.
The Blackrock Hospital and Clinic has been undergoing a managed programme of extension, refurbishment and upgrading in every department, all carried out in the live hospital environment under an STW masterplan.
The projects include Oncology, the design of a three-storey upward expansion on the main hospital block as well as Angiography, Phlebotomy, Cardiology, Physiotherapy, Mammography, MRI, Hybrid Theatres, CDU and ICU.
The project is a complex multi phase redevelopment of the Blackrock hospital. The client required increased capacity of ICU from 6 to 12 cubicles immediately adjacent to the live accident and emergency department, and update to latest HBN standards forming a new Administration, ICU and re-organisation for new A&E departments. The project presented many challenges including:
Control of noise dust and aspergillosis in areas adjoining the site which included oncology department.
Phasing of the works to minimise disruption to the hospital operations.