The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) wishes to inform the public that the renovation and expansion of the Accident and Emergency Department (AED) will commence on Monday, March 9, 2020, with preparatory work.
This project entails three phases and will be executed over the course of 14 months. Phase one, which is estimated to take three months, will entail enclosing the project site; the construction of an access road; and sewerage, drainage and car park works.
Phase two of the project, which is estimated to take eight months, will consist of the construction of a new 9000-square foot single-storey reinforced concrete building to the north of the existing AED.
The new building will feature a three-vehicle ambulance bay on the building’s eastern side; and to facilitate future development of the space, provision will be made to extend upward to another three storeys.
The final phase of the project, phase three, entails the reconfiguration and renovation of the present AED to better align with the current and projected needs of the department.
Estimated to take five months, phase three will include the installation of new partitions, ceilings, floor finishes, lights and air conditioning systems. This phase will conclude by joining the renovated space with the new AED building to create an 18,000-square foot AED facility.
During the scheduled works, the public can expect temporary changes to the entrance and exit of the QEH, and to the entrance of the Accident and Emergency and parking restrictions. AED ushers will be deployed on the ground to better assist the public with the navigation of these changes.
Additionally, all measures will be put in place to minimize any environmental issues that may arise during the scheduled works, including elevated noise levels, minor vibrations and dust.
On completion of this project, persons seeking emergency care in the newly renovated and expanded AED facility will be provided with a safer, more comfortable, patient-friendly environment.