On behalf of NHS Oldham, Community 1st Oldham carried out large scale refurbishment works at Butler Green House care home under a very tight deadline in preparation for the transfer to Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, the management and delivery of inpatient intermediate care services from the building.
The Community 1st estate team was able to mobilise the works within only seven days following receipt of the instruction!
The building continued to provide services to the patients as they remained in occupation during the works. The Community 1st team worked hard to minimise disruption to the day-to-day running of the building.
Improvement works included:
- Bringing nine out dated rooms in the blue wing up to a ‘fit for purpose’ clinical standard
- Creating three sluice rooms
- General electrical and lighting upgrades, security improvements, redecoration, bathroom and toilet improvements and the installation of a fully integrated nurse call system throughout all areas of the building as well as installing air conditioning with the office spaces
- Minor refurbishment works and redecoration to the green and yellow wings
- Creating two treatment rooms in the yellow wing
- Providing and fitting a new back up emergency generator
Community 1st Oldham is supporting our NHS partners in improving the health premises in the area to ensure they are fit for purpose and operating efficiently. Earlier this year minor capital works were carried out in three other health facilities by the team: Chew Vale Health Centre, Uppermill Health Centre and Shaw and Crompton Health Centre in Oldham.
More details of what we have achieved to date under the LIFT programme and what is planned for the future can be seen in the What’s happening in my area?” section of our website.