Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital PICU

  • Refurbishment of an existing paedriatic intensive care unit.
  • Completed within a live hospital environment.
  • Totally funded by the Health Service Executive at a cost of €9.8m.

Arup provided mechanical and electrical design services as part of a sisk lead design and build team for the construction of a new Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Dublin. The new facility comprises four isolation rooms, 13 intensive care beds and the necessary support rooms and hospital technical systems.

Some features of the engineering systems include daylight controlled lighting, duty/standby functions and redundancy in the critical electrical systems. The critical care units are served by dedicated individual ventilation systems. Also included was the refurbishment of the existing intensive care unit to accommodate associated administrative functions and the relocation of the wounds unit to a new location underneath the PICU building. 

The building is provided with patient isolation facilities that use particular ventilation strategies to contain or eliminate airborne contaminants through pressurisation regimes. During the construction phase, Arup took care of the  resident engineering services for this project.

A close working relationship was formed with the hospital technical staff and end-users to ensure the end product met their needs.

All feedback from staff, patients and parents on all aspects of the facility including finisihes, working environment and comfort levels, has been very positive.

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  • Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital PICU. Credit:John Sisk & Sons Ltd.Open gallery

    The refurbishment of existing pediatric Intensive Care Unit ward was completed within a live hospital environment.

  • Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital PICU. Credit: John Sisk & Sons Ltd.Open gallery

    A close working relationship was formed with the hospital technical staff and end-users to ensure the end product matched their needs.