Rihoy’s has “come up with an alternative method of construction” for part of its work on the Hospital Modernisation Project, to avoid “unbearable noise’ on Giffard Ward.
An internal memo was shared with members of Health after feedback was given to the Committee on Rihoy's demolition work outside the ward.
“The original design solution to meet the Building Regulations was to demolish the existing balcony and replace it with a new insulated balcony,” said HSC.
“The new solution is to leave the existing balcony in place and raise the level of the balcony floor by laying the required insulation and a roof membrane on top of the existing finish, which is required for the new critical care unit below.”
The argument being that it would minimise disruption to the ward and reduce any noise. For a short period of time it’ll mean work will be done on the balcony, but HSC said this’ll be completed “as soon as possible”.
“The consequence of this change of design is that the existing balcony on the south will no longer be usable and patients requiring fresh air will have to stand by the fire door to the east of the ward.”
The Committee said it regrets the “disruption and noise you are continually experiencing” when notifying the staff of the update to Rihoy’s construction plans.
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