Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty
Major upgrade in a critical live clinical area.
We upgraded the central sterilisation unit at Tauranga Hospital, completing seismic strengthening, reconfiguring partitions and services, adding accessible facilities, installing specialist plant and upgrading the emergency lighting.
The busy unit is essential to the hospital’s operating theatres and could not shut down. We completed most of the work overnight, installing temporary hoardings and taking great care to ensure that the entire area was dust-free and ready for use in the morning. We followed stringent infection control procedures, including wearing full hospital PPE in addition to construction safety gear when working in the clean rooms.
Completing the seismic strengthening without causing disruption was a particular achievement, as we needed to removing large areas of the ceiling to attach new steelwork to the existing structure in the cluttered ceiling space.