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Wallaroo Hospital Bariatric Rooms


Wallaroo Hospital Bariatric Rooms was a refurbishment project undertaken across two separated patient rooms in the centre of the hospital amongst the public/private wards and emergency department. The conversions took standard suites and converted them to bariatric rooms equipped with DDA provisions, wider cat and kitten doors and full traversable mobility hoist tracking.

Mykra attended site shortly after tender award to undertake intrusive investigations and conducted a thorough review of the hoist manufacturer’s designs, structural engineering and the existing conditions onsite. Through the detailed pre-commencement planning, the team worked with the specialty hoist supplier and project consultants to redesign elements of the scope based as required by the investigations. There were also additional services relocations found to be required to enable the wider doors, photo reports were issued to the consulting team to review and update documents. In both examples the pre-planning was extremely beneficial to the project given the occupied environment and remote location, it enabled problems to be resolved over a controlled timeframe before commencing onsite.
During the wet area demolition, the slab was found to be in excess of 300mm thick, well beyond what was expected. Utilising Procore, photo reports were captured, and works could be easily communicated to the client remotely. Custom door frames were also fabricated to enable the hoist to transition through the rooms.
Problems were mitigated early and weekly planning meetings maintained a high level of communication throughout the works. The project was handed over a week ahead of schedule to the high satisfaction of the project team and hospital stakeholders.


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