Work has started on the new Sidcup Kidney Treatment Centre, to replace the current temporary unit on site.
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust will be delivering a comprehensive range of kidney services to the local community from within the new site when it completes in early 2017.
The external works to the facade and roof are complete, to provide a fresh, improved look to the new Kidney Treatment Centre. The internal works are due to start mid 2016 with an expected completion late this year, and service opening early 2017. The new facility will have 20 dialysis chairs and a number of outpatient rooms.
Work is progressing well on the new Kidney Treatment Centre and is on programme for the building works to complete at the end of the first quarter 2017.
The walls have all be constructed and boarded on one side to allow the mechanical and electrical service to be installed. Containment (cable trays and conduits) are currently being installed so the cables and pipework can be located in the ceiling space.
Ventilation ducts are being run through the corridors to provide the required number of air changes and heating to the room. The plant room that previously served the old restaurant and kitchen is being reused and will house the air handing equipment for the clinical space. Work has commenced on the heating plant in the area under the Kidney Treatment Centre where it will be connected to the high temperature district heating system that supplies heat and hot water to the hospital.
Work has also commenced on the installation of the specialist water treatment system which is used in the dialysis process. The equipment is located in the Kidney treatment centre in its own plant room.
Regular meetings with colleagues from Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Diaverum ensure the design is reviewed and that patients are kept up to date with progress.
Click below to see pictures of the progress so far - November / December 2016