These are the challenges we enjoy. The Groene Hart Ziekenhuis (GHZ) from Gouda asked us in early 2018 to cooperate on the renovation of their CSA (Central Sterilisation Department) and CSD (Central Scope Desinfection Department). Important was the fact that the CSA and CSD were not to shut down during the renovation. The quality and safety of operations had to be continued optimally.
For a robust and future-proof CSA it was decided to go for a full renovation. Design and execution became a complex puzzle that in the end worked out. The design facilitates the primary work process in the departments. The CSA is now located in a beautiful large space with the most modern equipment, workplaces and logical routing. The CSA and CSD turned into a single space as such, with the advantage of having incoming contaminated equipment through one central location.
We asked employees and other stakeholders on their wishes and demands. The renovation was necessary to meet the demands for safe operation equipment in the coming years. Employees also desired a place to meet and relax after the intensive tasks they were performing. The result is a ‘living room’ in the design: a place to just take a break from the business of work.
Execution of our design was split into two phases. This proved an additional challenge, but allowed both departments to remain open. In the end, we are proud of the results!