Captain Sir Thomas Moore House
Location: Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon
Client: North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
Status: Construction Complete
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A report from the Public Accounts Committee cited the lack of affordable homes as a major impediment to the supply of permanent key workers in the NHS, particularly in areas where it is expensive to rent and buy property. Under the Covid-19, housing has once again emerged as a big problem for the NHS staff. Long commute after long working hours resulted in low morale and many keyworkers have complained about poor quality of accommodation.
Staff retention has become a critical issue resulting in over reliance on expensive agency staff. Onsite accommodation is considered as a vital asset to improve staff welfare and better retention which ensures staff availability at a short notice.
Hinchingbrooke’s ‘Captain Sir Thomas Moore House’ will provide a home-from-home for medical staff.
Medical staff will now have the option to stay in new state-of-the-art modular homes onsite at Hinchingbrooke Hospital after the Trust was given the go ahead to build 10 new studio apartments as additional accommodation.
The modular building, which is now complete, has been named ‘Captain Sir Tom Moore House’ by staff in honour of our local fundraiser, who raised over £40million for the NHS by walking laps in his garden. These are just a short walk from the main hospital building and will be a restful place for staff to unwind without the long commute home.
ZED PODS working in true collaboration with the Foundation Trust, designed a scheme that was deployed in 13 weeks on a constrained site to deliver much needed 10 self-contained homes for nurses at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.
These homes were built with SAP-A rated energy-efficient performance standards that exceed the building regulations. It is a perfect example of a scalable, high-quality, zero-carbon, modular homes built inside a hospital site using bespoke design and turnkey built package.
We are very pleased with the finished result of the studio apartments. Onsite accommodation at Hinchingbrooke has been needed for some time, so this is a great place for our staff to have that option to cut down their commute and stay closer to work for periods of time, in comfortable surroundings.”
Chief Operating Officer
North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust