Regina House

Building Within a Functioning Hospital


Regina House Community Nursing Facility


Paschal + Watson


HSE (Health Service Executive)


Construction, Healthcare

The construction of a new community nursing facility at Regina House had to be completed without disrupting the work of a busy hospital.

A large part of the project involved the clearance of that part of the site which had been badly damaged by fire in 2006, together with the contaminated sub-soil.

The work had to be carried out whilst the site was still in production, and GEM needed to face the logistical challenge of ensuring staff safety whilst maintaining normal access.

Internal Works

  • Electrical works including power supply, lighting, fire protection and fitting of medical trunking.
  • Mechanical works including heating system (radiators) all sanitary ware and medical gas supply.
  • Carpentry work including fitting of hardwood door sets, fitted wardrobes, fitted bedside lockers, fitted window seats and desk at new nurses’ station.
  • Internal metal studding, double slabbing to all partitions, skimming to all partitions and masonry walls, completion of a bio guard metal panel grid ceiling. Painting walls, floors and door sets with anti-bacterial coatings.
  • Vinyl floor finishes with coved detail to all locations.

Boiler House Extension and Systems Switchover

The boiler house extension, which has a cast in-situ concrete roof, was fitted with a new boiler, water heater, pumps, valves and control panel. It supplies heating and hot water to the main hospital and day care centre as well as the new extension. Changing over to the new systems involved two shutdowns, which were coordinated with the hospital staff to minimise impact on the staff and patients. Both switch-overs were completed within the allocated time, and the new systems have continued to run smoothly.

External works

  • Site clearance
  • Diversion of 100-millimetre water mains
  • Diversion of 100-millimetre, 150-millimetre, 225 millimetres and 300-millimetre live sewers
  • Installation of new service ducting
  • Landscaping and hard paving