Meeting winter pressures head-on: How Wernick modular buildings supports hospitals and trusts

28th September 2023
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As winter approaches, hospitals and healthcare trusts face the annual challenge of increased patient demand. With the rise of seasonal illnesses and the impact of flu and other winter sicknesses, hospitals will start to feel the pressure. Considering this, it becomes imperative for healthcare facilities to explore innovative solutions to either expand their existing facilities or seek alternative approaches to alleviate the imminent challenges ahead.

This is where Wernick Modular Buildings steps in, offering a range of cutting-edge modular solutions designed to address the evolving needs of healthcare providers.

Responding to government initiatives

The UK government’s commitment to bolster NHS capacity with additional beds is a timely response to the demands of the healthcare sector. A recent announcement of £250 million to create 900 new beds underscores the urgency of the situation. Wernick Modular Buildings stands ready to support this initiative with our expertise in modular healthcare units.

Efficient and speedy expansion

Our modular healthcare units are designed with the user in mind, offering swift solutions for hospitals and trusts grappling with the pressures that come within the sector. More so supporting the expansion over the harsher winter months.

Modular construction, by its nature, allows for quicker project completion compared to traditional construction methods. Our units can be manufactured off-site while existing facilities remain operational, significantly reducing disruption to patient care. Meaning hospitals can continue their day-to-day work with very minimal added stress to the busy environment of a medical practice.

Customisable and scalable healthcare units

Wernick’s healthcare units are highly customisable to meet the specific needs of healthcare providers. Whether it’s additional patient wards, temporary treatment centres, or isolation units, our modular solutions can be tailored to your requirements. These units are built to the highest standards, ensuring that patients receive the care they need in a comfortable and safe environment.

One of the key advantages of modular construction is its flexibility. As the healthcare landscape continues to evolve, our modular units can be easily reconfigured or expanded to adapt to changing requirements. This adaptability is particularly crucial during times of increased demand, such as the winter months.

Sustainable medical units

Wernick Modular Buildings is committed to sustainability and our units are designed with energy-efficient features and adhere to rigorous infection control standards. We understand the importance of maintaining a safe and eco-friendly healthcare environment, especially in the face of heightened winter pressures.

Why choose Wernick Buildings to support your healthcare expansion

At Wernick Buildings, our core expertise lies in the design and construction of permanent modular building projects. We offer advanced and eco-friendly offsite building solutions that not only encourage innovative architectural expression but also accelerate project completion.

Our capabilities extend to providing tailored buildings that precisely align with the spatial and technical specifications of the NHS. With our system, we can efficiently deliver a fully compliant four-bed ward in just two modular units, meeting HBN and HTM standards. Remarkably, a ward can be installed and made ready for interior fit-out in as little as 24 hours. However, our building system offers more than just wards. By seamlessly combining on – and offsite techniques, we can extend the advantages of modular construction – cost-effectiveness, speed, and quality – to even complex facilities like operating theatres. All of this is achieved while ensuring full compliance, including enhanced ceiling heights.

As hospitals and trusts brace themselves for the challenges of winter, Wernick Modular Buildings offers a reliable partner in expanding medical space efficiently and effectively. Our modular healthcare units provide a rapid response to increased patient demand while maintaining the highest standards of patient care and safety.

Wernick Modular Buildings is proud to support healthcare providers in meeting winter pressures and ensuring the well-being of patients across the UK.