King Edward Hospital

The scope for the 179,000 square foot King Edward Memorial Hospital Paget, Bermuda, included the addition to the existing 360-bed hospital of 90 single-occupancy medical / surgical inpatient beds, a new emergency department, diagnostic imaging department and ambulatory care clinics, including: chronic disease management; renal dialysis and medical oncology; a day surgical suite; information services; facility management space; and public lobbies and amenities, all linked to the existing hospital facilities.

Apart from meeting clinical and related output specifications, this project was notable for the very challenging topography, limited available footprint and the requirement to create a design that would complement the “Bermudian image” while achieving a world-class clinical facility.

Design innovations include application of evidence-based design principles in all single bedrooms to enhance patient safety, dignity and recovery times, reducing risks associated with medication errors and reducing stress associated with inefficient room and unit layout while incorporating views to nature, colour and natural light.

This project is targeting LEED Certification.