On Monday 30th November the first patient arrived at the infectious and tropical diseases department. Following this patient there were adult arrivals in critical care, including patients with COVID-19 who now have access to 20 brand new intensive care cubicles that have been long awaited in Ile-de-France... The next 2 weeks will be spent dealing with the tightly scheduled relocation of the new wing’s activities: the departments and their nursing staff are transferred simultaneously, as well as currently hospitalised patients and their beds, furniture, biomedical equipment, etc. It’s similar to how a colony of bees would relocate, and with this relocation comes the great pleasure of welcoming David (3.7kg) into the world—the first child born in this level 3 maternity ward, at 10:30pm yesterday !
A project that is highly anticipated due to its regional impact
This operation is part of an ambitious hospital complex project for the Poissy Saint-Germain Intercommunal General Hospital (CHIPS – Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal de Poissy Saint-Germain) with the objective being to distribute activities between the two municipalities’ sites, modernising methods of care, bolstering the establishment's medico-economic efficiency, and providing itself with effective and carefully chosen facilities to cover critical activities.
The 5-floor (but 7-storey) building houses various departments on its 19,000m2 of surface area, including a casualty department, outpatient unit, adult intensive care, intensive cardiological and neurological care, neonatal care, neonatal intensive care, a maternity ward and its renowned obstetrics department, fertility services, and hospital genetics.
The extension is functionally connected to the former building on each floor, therefore allowing for streamlined internal flow management and optimal operation as part of the existing site.
Cutting edge hospital technology for Ile-de-France’s first hospital complex (excluding Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris)
This highly technical operation was carried out on an occupied site, as the new building is effectively attached to the preexisting site, in the immediate vicinity of crucial services (MRI, recovery rooms, etc.) after 6 months of energy network reconfiguration and redesigning internal flows to allow for the creation of the desired footprint.
All of the technology used has been scaled to suit the site:
ultra-safe electricity with intentional circuit redundancies and a “no break” generator that covers all of the buildings, the provision of biomedical equipment, such as for the distribution and production of fluids via articulated arms as close as possible to the patient in operating theatres, surgical lighting, lead protection for imaging procedures, a pneumatic network for sending and sharing of blood analyses between laboratories and departments or even the over 40 ISO 8-classified neonatal and adult intensive care cubicles, resuscitation rooms, endoscopy and thrombolysis rooms, cath lab, etc.
Thank you to the teams involved in this regionally significant project:
The Groupe 6 architecture team, the teams from the PROJEX, OTEIS, EODD, and TEM PARTNERS consultancies, and the teams from the maintenance operator, Bouygues Energies & Services.
Our construction team deserves a special mention, as they have worked for several years within the State and Public Services Construction Department on various hospital operations (Poissy, Percy, Aulnay sous-bois, Villeneuve St Georges, etc.).
- Project manager/Contracting authority : CHIPS/Groupe 6