ITU, William Harvey Hospital, Ashford

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The delivery of a Phase 1 of a new Intensive Treatment Unit (ITU) to provide 8 new hospital bed bays.

Appointed by East Kent Hopsitals NHS Trust to deliver these critical works to the William Harvey Hospital (WHH) in Ashford, our team have worked hard to deliver the project in the busy hospital site in just 10 weeks in order to make the new facilities available to receive patients as soon as possible.

The project involved the reconfiguration of an existing ward to deliver the new unit, allowing the Hospital to free up space in the Emergency Department in light of the current Covid 19 Pandemic.

The state of the art ITU was completed to programme using an innovative ‘Smart Glass’ system. The frosted glass separating each bed bay uses an electrical charge to make it transparent, allowing for the observation on patients quickly when needed, this can then be reversed back to a frosted glass to offer patient privacy. This technique is the first of its kind to be used in the East Kent Hospital trust providing a range of benefits including hygiene.

This contract is the latest in a series of contracts for the NHS, with our team having also completed other schemes for the East Kent Hospitals Trust both at the William Harvey Hospital and the QEQM Hospital, Margate.


Client: East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
Architect: HMY Architects
Consultant: 2gether Support Solutions

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