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Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust St Michael's Hospital, Rowans & Willowvale
St Michael’s Hospital in Warwick provides a full range of expanding physical, mental health and learning disability services to children, young adults, adults and older adults over many sites across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull on behalf of Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust.
Following the success of the refurbishment of Rosewood Terrace and Hazelwood at St Michael’s Hospital in Warwick, our team have completed the latest phase to modernise two more mental health rehabilitation units.
This project saw the modernisation of nearly 25,000 sq ft over a 22-week programme, with the unit providing psychiatric intensive care for male and female service users.
We’ve delivered therapeutic environments that maintain patient welfare by focusing on elements such as appropriate paint colours (e.g. colour can act as a trigger for people with dementia/autism and relying on swatches is unreliable). We tested the approach in specific rooms, where clinicians/matrons/ward managers were invited to view the aesthetics in-person.
Our programme schedules/activities were designed to limit the disruption/risk patients were exposed to e.g. established working patterns, noisy works to set spaces, battery powered tools used wherever possible.
The completed works have delivered:
- New anti-ligature windows and internal doors
- Adaptations to power, data, access control services
- Upgrades to lighting, ventilation grilles, radiator covers, sanitaryware
- Flooring repairs
- Decoration throughout
At Willmott Dixon Interiors, sustainability is a core part of what we do. That’s why, we developed our sustainability strategy, Now or Never, which sets some ambitious targets for the buildings we refurbish.
We ensured that we used sustainable measures at St Michael’s Hospital in Warwick such as LED lighting, water isolation to maximise usage efficiency, loft insulation to align with the aims above.
Alongside the refurbishment of the hospital, our team volunteered to deliver services to local charity Zoe’s Place, which provides palliative, respite and end of life care to babies and infants. The charity’s sensory room in Easter Way was completely redecorated including:
- Removing the existing flooring and fitting brand new vinyl flooring as well as fitting a special type of skirting for infection prevention.
- Redecorating the walls and ceilings, including filling any previous holes made and a fresh coat of paint. The walls are used to project images for the children so they have been kept cream to allow for better projections.