Static, mobile or modular?
Many hospitals find they have a growing clinical demand for diagnostic imaging services but are unable to finance a new or extended static facility because the capital outlay and equipment costs are just too high.
To try and address the pressure to meet patient waiting times, many hospitals opt to use flexible, cost effective mobile imaging services to increase capacity. However, if a hospital uses mobile scanning services for more than four days per week continuously, it may be more cost effective to move to a static system.
It’s a dilemma, and hospitals are looking for a middle way that helps them combine the increase in capacity of static scanning with the short term flexibility that mobile scanning offers. Modular buildings offer a solution.
Modular buildings, manageable contracts
All you need is available space in a car park or courtyard for a modular build solution to become a reality. Modular buildings provide a cost effective solution to hospitals’ imaging needs at affordable cost.
SG offer a five to seven year investment as a modular alternative to replace a new build in house imaging department. After the initial rent to buy period the unit is signed over to you for the rest of its working life.
SG work closely with you from specifying the building, the selection of scanners and clinical applications through to supervising installation to ensure we provide a bespoke solution that meets all your imaging service needs.
The benefits of taking a modular approach
- Flexibility in terms of the size, location and external look of the building.
- An improved environment for patients. A modular building can come with the benefit of a waiting room and, if feasible, a linked corridor to the main building.
- Ability to customise the building so the “look and feel” of a traditional building can be achieved and the requisite rooms can be accommodated such as an examination room, adjoining rooms, reporting suite, waiting and changing areas, washrooms and toilets.
- Ability to install the latest technology, such as wide bore MRI scanner which will lead to an increase in scanning capability.
- Quicker speed of construction (compared to a traditionally constructed building) and minimal disruption to the wider hospital estate. The modular building is manufactured to the required specification off-site and then delivered to site for fast assembly so lead time is shortened.