Great Western Hospital’s Way Forwards Team has picked up a prestigious award for the planning and construction of the hospital’s new Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC).
The team won ‘Project of the Year’ at the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estates Managers (IHEEM) Awards and were recognised by judges for the hard work and effort that went into developing the modern, welcoming and supportive environment for patients needing urgent and emergency care.
The UTC opened in July 2022 and was designed with input from patients and staff, as well as other teams across BSW working together to improve services for local people. The centre is inclusive and accessible for all and includes GWH’s first ever changing places facility for children and adults with disabilities, block colour pallets for patients with dementia, lowered reception desk access for wheelchair users and a sky ceiling to bring the outside, in.
Julian Auckland-Lewis, Director of the Way Forward Programme, said: “We were thrilled to represent the Way Forward Programme and Urgent Treatment Centre teams at the IHEEM Construction and Estates awards earlier this week.
“The UTC winning top spot is testament to the hard work that went into the planning and construction of the building, as well as the commitment from the UTC team to provide quality care once it opened.
“The new UTC was the first step in our ambitious plans to improve all urgent and emergency care services, so I’m really pleased to see it recognised nationally.”
More information on the awards here: https://www.healthcare-estates.com/awards-shortlists/