Emergency unit at Haukeland University Hospital
Helse Bergen HF
Project Manager Terje Sørensen
Åsane byggmesterforretning AS
Norconsult AS (RIV, RIE, RIA, RIBFY), Rambøll (RIB), Cowi (RIBR)
C.F. Møller Architects
Interior decor: Design og Innredning
The project includes the extension and refurbishment of the hospital's existing emergency unit and construction of a new first floor with 45 beds for admissions of up to 72 hours.
In general terms, the aim of the project was to create separate flows of patients and staff, including a so-called emergency axis with a direct line from the helicopter pad and ambulance arrival bays to eight treatment rooms for seriously injured patients.
The work includes 24 new therapy rooms for surgical and medical patients (including 8 integrated observation beds), a unit with 20 beds for short-term admissions and a 24-hour radiology unit to serve the entire hospital with CT scans, X-rays and advanced ultra-sound examinations.
The new first floor unit has 43 beds for admissions of up to 72 hours arranged around two glass-roofed courtyards, which give natural light and good views. The hospital beds, in a mix of single and multiple-bed wards, are organised as five units with 8-9 patients in each. Staff work areas are clustered around the courtyards.