has completed renovation works at Badajoz’s Mother & Child Hospital
, the contract for which was awarded by the Extremadura Health Service General Secretariat in 2016. The works carried out have improved the east wing of the hospital’s fifth floor, turning it into the new Paediatric Onco-Haematology In-patient Unit.
The building has nine storeys and a total area of 17,866 m2
. Following a number of reforms in the different wards and other areas over recent years, the hospital currently has 217 beds, including cots and incubators. This reform is part of a series of integral changes being carried out gradually and progressively, without causing interruptions to the care services
provided by the hospital.
The hospital building has been operating as such since 1975, and this has meant it was necessary to address a series of problem areas, such as the presence of iron fittings and the prevention of legionella, temperature control and noise, amongst others. Moreover, a whole host of unique precautionary measures have been taken, particularly for people (patients, family members or hospital staff), as well as for the location of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (ICU) which is on the renovated fifth floor of the hospital, a situation which has complicated the removal of drains from upper floors and required strict biosecurity measures and control.
Once the elements common to both areas had been removed, renovation works were carried out, and currently the floor has two consulting areas, a day hospital, a games room, seven in-patient wards and four isolated rooms for patients with a weakened immune system
The décor combines a colour scheme suited to the patients who will be using the facilities, with an emphasis on vibrant tones and the provision of decorative murals.
The new distribution, developed with BIM
tools, provides improved accessibility and energy efficiency.
The works team, led by Juan Luis Junguito
, Building Director for Madrid and Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura and CPDs, and Francisco Javier García
, Deputy Building Director for Madrid II and Building and Civil Works for Extremadura, was comprised by José Carlos Díaz
, Head of Works Team, Félix García
, Site Manager, Antonio Rueda
, Site Administration, and Daniel Suárez
, Safety and Quality Officer.