Modular operating theatres allow Södersjukhuset Hospital to maintain surgical capacity while it is being renovated.
Swedish Modules’ prefabricated modular operating theatres enable Södersjukhuset to maintain its surgical capacity while the hospital is being modernised. In just a few weeks, the operating theatres are ready for commissioning. Through close collaboration and efficient, quality-assured processes, we can deliver a flexible solution that saves costs for the administration and is of great value to patients.
Södersjukhuset Hospital in Stockholm is undergoing extensive renovations, with NCC modernising the hospital in collaboration with the property owner, Locum. With modular operating theatres from Swedish Modules, Södersjukhuset Hospital can continue its activities throughout the renovation period. These operating theatres are the same ones that Swedish Modules leased to Karlskoga Hospital for two years, and they are now being sold to Locum.
“High-quality, safe healthcare is one of society’s most important functions. Consequently there is a need to renovate hospitals. One challenge for county councils has been the need to extend waiting times for care while the hospital is being modernised and the buildings undergo quality assurance procedures. Our prefabricated modular solution eliminates this problem,” says Sven Lans, Site Manager, Swedish Modules.
Modular and permanent construction differ in the technique used and the substantially shorter construction period, but their function and the requirements that must be met remain the same. The same regulations apply to modular construction as to permanent.
The flexible solution also offers the opportunity to move the modules to other hospitals within the county council that have needs similar to those found at Södersjukhuset Hospital. This practice contributes to increased sustainability from both financial and environmental perspectives. Following delivery to the site at Södersjukhuset Hospital, the modules are ready to be commissioned in just 6 weeks.
“We are extremely proud to have the solution to such a complex problem. We also solve it in a way that saves money for the organisation. Along with Locum and NCC, we have created value for both society and the individual. The fact that these are also the same operating theatres that served at high capacity in Karlskoga for two years demonstrates the quality and customer benefit of the product,” says Sven Lans.
Safety and logistics prioritised
When the modules are assembled on site, safety is naturally the highest priority, along with logistics to ensure that transport to and from the hospital takes place unimpeded. We are extremely pleased that, thanks to good planning and collaboration, transport to and from Södersjukhuset Hospital took place without any delays. The fact that we also need so little time on site for assembly is a major advantage. The modules were commissioned in mid-September 2018.