A transit lounge is a dedicated area in a hospital that helps timely transfer of patients to increase emergency department and ward bed availability. It also aids
with patients with discharge and bed allocation on admission or an out patient appointments. In simpler terms it aids with patient flow.
This was transformed from the old hospital library and involved the demolition of old fixtures, fittings and install of new smoke wall to perimeter and install of new services, including sewer, electrical, data, medical gases and hydraulic services.
The demolition which included loud concrete floor chasing had to be performed after hospital operational hours as to not disrupt any of the hospitals functions. New partition walls were installed and re-sheeted. Vinyl wall and floor sheeting was installed and then services fitted off.
Scope of works
• Demolition works
• Fitout including furniture and fittings of the space
• Environmental, Safety and Health management
• Works included glazing, alterations, new suspended ceiling grid, lighting, medical gases
• Working in live operational environment
• Infection control management
• Collaborative process with Health personelle for planning, disruption notices and essential services
• Electrical upgrades
• New floor coverings
• IT installation
• Location: Coffs Harbour, NSW
• Client: Mid North Coast Local Health District
• Contract date: 2018
February 23, 2016