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Published: 12 March 2021 in Sectors

How Modular Buildings Could Solve NHS Capacity Issues In 2021

Our NHS has been put under immense strain as it copes with the coronavirus pandemic, and this strain will likely continue throughout 2021 to account for a backlog of delayed procedures, continued Covid-19 battles and other such issues.

With an influx of patients comes a need for space, and portable buildings constructed offsite could provide an alternative, innovative building solution as opposed to a traditional brick and mortar building. This is largely due to the speed and cost efficiencies it can offer.

Fully compliant modular healthcare facilities, designed, built and installed by experienced industry experts, could go a long way in solving the current capacity crisis.


Modular Buildings To Support The NHS

A recent article in the British Medical Journal reported that the backlog for routine operations caused by the coronavirus pandemic could be felt for years.

Where the NHS require a cost-effective solution to capacity problems, to help both in the interim and in the longer term, modular construction can help. Portable buildings provide a quick and cost-effective solution for buildings that need to be built on tight timescales and an even tighter budget.

Namely, as modular buildings are built offsite, the limited on-site activity ensures minimal disruption to the working hospital, allowing healthcare staff to continue working without compromising patient care.

Besides the little to no disruption to patient care and clinical services, other benefits of using modular buildings for healthcare purposes include:

  • Rapid design and construction
  • Reduced waiting times
  • Reduced cost
  • Versatile additional space
  • Significantly reduced lead time
  • They can be specifically adapted for desired medical use
  • Tailored internal and external finishes with safety and appearance in mind
  • Building standards are always met – full compliance with all NHS standards as well as local authority building control and regulation
  • Space can be maximised in constrained hospital grounds
  • Bespoke layouts to suit your patient’s convenience
  • Short, medium or long-term hospital ward design life
  • Buildings can be designed as stand-alone or as a connected part of existing infrastructure


How Can Springfield Help?

The healthcare sector is under a serious amount of pressure. People are living longer, medicine is becoming more expensive and local healthcare bodies are constantly put under financial strain. Due to this, affordable, clean, bright and comfortable environments that are designed to be expanded upon are essential for staff and patients.

Springfield portable buildings provide a clean and bright working space, making them an excellent choice when it comes to a healthcare building for the NHS. Our extensive experience in manufacturing modular healthcare buildings means we know the unique and complex needs that come with these building types.

We offer a range of healthcare building types with a wide variety of building finishes:

  • Portable GP surgeries
  • Modular clinics
  • Portable pharmacy
  • Waiting rooms
  • Dentistry facilities
  • Portable consulting rooms

For more information on how our portable buildings can suit the healthcare sector and NHS, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team.

If you’d like some more information on projects we have previously successfully delivered, take a look at our case studiestestimonials and brochure. Or, to get in contact with our expert team, give us a call on 01744 851 958, fill out our contact form or request a call back.

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