• Treatment Bays
  • Reception & Treatment Bays
  • Site Plan
  • Ground Floor Plan

Oncology Day Care Unit Wexford General Hospital

The design challenge was to provide a comfortable and calm treatment unit within an existing narrow grass bank adjacent to a three storey hospital. A further technical challenge was to provide a link from the unit to level -1 of the live environment of the existing hospital.

The single storey extension runs perpendicular to the main block and a slim light well is formed between the unit and a retaining wall to a car park 3.6meters above. The building is a simple single storey flat roofed rendered block with zinc cappings at sills, parapet and canopy. This simple box is articulated by essential elements which are further expressed using colour: the retaining wall is wrapped around the end of the building to identify the entrance to the unit and a series of eight individual treatment areas is expressed by a sawtooth arrangement of windows. Internally, this configuration maximises light and privacy within the treatment bays.

  • Client: HSE
  • Stage: Completion March 2009
  • Cost: €2.8m
  • Nature: Healthcare
  • Description: 440m2 single storey extension with dedicated entrance and new access road and car park, including the following accommodation; Treatment area Private treatment bays Consultants rooms Examination rooms Pantry Office Ancillary facilities The unit was joint funded by the ‘Friends of Wexford General Hospital’ and the HSE.