Princess Elizabeth Hospital, Guernsey
Edmond Shipway commenced work on Princess Elizabeth Hospital, Guernsey in 2003. Princess Elizabeth Hospital is a modern, well equipped facility, situated in the centre of the island just outside St Peter Port.
The central core development provides 10,000 sqm over three floors with a total of 77 inpatient beds including HDU and isolation rooms.
The cruciform ward is a four-bedded ward layout that reduces the area of the four-bed ward, thus lowering the running costs for the hospital and producing a higher level of privacy for patients. Maximising space between beds and day space, it makes efficient use of circulation and improves observation as all bed heads can be seen from the ward door – all within 58sqm including sanitary facilities.
The building is organised around a central spine, all accommodation is accessed from this double height space ensuring that orientation is straightforward. The interior of the buliding is flooded with natural daylight and, in particular, extensive rooflights provide daylight to the Institute of Health and Social Care Studies on the top floor and nurse bases to the main medical wards.
In addition the remote location created logistical issues. Where possible, dry construction systems were used providing a high quality result on site.