ELCH is a new build community hospital on the site of the Existing Roodlands Hospital in Haddington East Lothian.
The new hospital will provide sub acute health services to East Lothian reducing travel distances for patients. The new facility will provide the following services: -
Inpatient continuing care
Planned Day Care - Endoscopy, General Outpatient, Social care, Diagnostcis, Hospital to Home, Hospital to Homecare
Mental Health- Inpatients and Outpatients,
Sub Acute beds, Medicine of the Elderly. Orthopaedic/ Stroke Rehabilitation.
There will also be a production kitchen, multi functional rooms, laundry, pharmacy and cafeteria areas.
To maintain the existing hospital's operational continuity the new facility will be built in 4 consecutive phases. We are currently at handover of Phase 2 - with Phases 3 and 4 yet to complete.
The building are steel frame, composite floors with an insulated rendered envelope finishes fixed to internal lightweight structural framing systems.
The roof covering is a hot melt preparation.
Internally there are lifts shafts, fire rated stairways, fire and non fire rated internal partitions with suspended ceilings throughout concealing all MEP services. The ensuites in the 132 bedrooms utilise pods which are manufactured off site.
During their visit visitors will see the structures, floors stairs and envelope being installed and some roofing works commencing.
Disabled access is available to the site offices but not onto the site footprint. Phase 2 which has been handed over to the NHS is accessible to the disabled and can be viewed by visitors who wish to do so by prior arrangement.
All children 14 and over allow access to the site when accommpanied by an adult.
The next Open Doors will take place in 2019.