Conversion and Annex - Worms Children's Hospital
Within the medical center, an annex of three floors is going to extend the children's department. At the same time, two floors are going to be technically adapted to the new use of space.
The Worms Medical Center opened in 1981 and has been run as a nonprofit corporation under municipal sponsorship since 2000. It also covers a great range of patients in all of Rheinland-Pfalz and has more than 544 beds available (according to records of 12/31/2007).
This makes the medical center one of the 5 biggest hospitals of Rheinland-Pfalz. Within the medical center, an annex of three floors is going to extend the children's department. At the same time, two floors are going to be technically adapted to the new use of space.
The children's department is located in the south of the medical center and connected to the main building. In order to get to the children's department, one needs to pass the entrance of the main building and the emergency department. A direct entrance can be found below the entrance for the ambulance on the basement floor.
The maternity ward is located on the eighth floor of the main building. You currently need 10 minutes to get from the maternity ward to the children's department.
The layout of the future building arranges the children's inpatient department, the intensive care unit, the maternity ward, and the gynecology closely together.
The basement of the new building will house the maternity and the gynecology ward including a breast center. The gynecology ward will have 12 single bedrooms and 12 double bedrooms. The entire new building including the first and second floor will get 46 single bedrooms, 20 double bedrooms, 6 isolation beds, and 9 ICU beds. The third floor is not going to be used yet for it will serve as free available space. The fourth floor has a total area of 400m2 and will provide space for a ventilation control center.
For all rooms an adjoining wet room is planned. The size of each room allows the mother to stay with her child.
The supply of all new installations in the old and new building is managed by the existing technical appliances. Heating, sanitary facilities, medical piped gas systems, the electric energy supply, and the emergency power system are going to be connected with the existing central system. Ventilation and cooling systems are going to need new central facilities. Along with the new annex, the low voltage distribution switchboard is separated into AC power and an emergency power system. The fire detection system is going to be connected to the existing system that already supplies the hospital.