Vinci, NHS ProCure21 Initiative
The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital began the development on their state-of-the-art hospital in 2004. The construction; part of the NHS ProCure21 initiative, which was used to improve the performance of the public sector.
The ProCure21 initiative aimed to achieve cost and time certainty, high quality in design and continuous improvement as well as improving efficiency by working together. All goals which could be facilitated by utilising the Viewpoint For Projects™ integrated collaboration solution.
Norwest Holst (Now Vinci) was awarded the £60million contract. The development included a Diagnostic and Treatment Centre (DTC) and a Cardio-Thoracic Centre (CTC).
The DTC houses an innovative barn style theatre, the first of its kind in the UK. The open theatre area allows surgeons to work as a team and improves supervision. The innovative idea is expected to be replicated in many hospitals across the UK. The development also included General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Day Wards and Pre Operation Assessments. All of these new facilities were opened to patients in late 2009.
Norwest Holst (Vinci) use the Viewpoint For Projects integrated collaboration solution to aid project management on all of their construction projects across the UK.
For this project they used the system to manage project information and communications. They utilised the task module to communicate amongst team members managing technical queries and RFI’s. Norwest Holst also used the issuing of documents and drawings extensively and saw a huge saving in time saved with packages being issued immediately.