how to fit out a new hospital

Project Officer Alexis with LHAP mascot, Scrubs the Pug

How to fitout a new hospital Furniture, Fittings and Equipment (FF&E) are an important component of any hospital, and the Liverpool Health and Academic Precinct (LHAP) project is no exception.

FF&E are the items that are not permanently attached to the building. It includes moveable furniture and equipment in patient areas, staff spaces and items in storage.

LHAP Project Officer, Alexis, is working with teams across the hospital to ensure the new spaces provide patient care in functional, clinical environments and are comfortable, safe and fit for purpose.

Assessments of each department are undertaken to identify and catalogue existing FF&E to determine what is suitable to be used in the redeveloped areas. Asset condition, age, suitability, safety and current technology is considered. The next step is validating the audit and regularly reviewing it to ensure item quantities and condition.

This information is shared with the architects to inform the design and layout of work spaces and amenities. All items are photographed and recorded, so all FF&E is accounted for in the new spaces.

Alexis (pictured below with project mascot Scrubs the Pug) has worked on the project since May 2020. She said the teams she has consulted with have provided important information to assist with FF&E auditing.

“I’d like to thank all departments involved for taking time out of their busy days to assist with the auditing process. Both myself and the project team who have accompanied us on these visits feel this has been a valuable experience and we’ve been able to share learnings with the wider project team,” Alexis said.