Ground has been broken on an emergency department expansion project for The Elliot Hospital in Manchester, New Hampshire. The project team includes BOND Building Construction, e4H, Simon Design, Fuss & O’Neil and BR+A.
BOND Building will provide Design-Build services for the 22,000-square-foot project. The phased renovation and addition will include three new trauma bays, 32 private rooms, four pediatric exam rooms and six psychiatric evaluation rooms to treat the nearly 65,000 patients that visit The Elliot’s ED every year. It will house acute treatment, circulation, nurse station and staff areas, reception and waiting, security, support space and an X-ray machine.
The project was originally slated to begin last year but delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The additional time gave the Design-Build team an opportunity to redesign the reception, waiting room and triage areas, as well as add a rapid treatment area to the floorplan. The modifications will allow the hospital to isolate infectious patients, increase ventilation and air filtration systems and add additional oxygen ports to care for an increased number of patients, making it better equipped to handle future pandemics.
The first phase, expected to be completed in February 2022, will include construction of the new building, along with moving reception, triage and rapid triages areas into it. Phase two will include moving the rest of the ED and services into the building. The full project is expected to be completed in early 2023.