EMS Healthcare builds UK’s largest temporary dental practice
Seven mobile medical trailers have been connected to form a temporary, state-of-the-art dental clinic in Bridgewater while the ADP dental practice building nearby undergoes extensive refurbishment work.Jo Quarterman
Published 01 September 2011
ADP - one of the UK’s largest dental practices with more than 130 clinics across the UK - looked to EMS Healthcare to provide an innovative, patient-focused solution that would enable practitioners to maintain high clinical standards as conveniently as possible throughout the 13-week refurbishment project.
EMS Healthcare's ready-made clinical units provide a fast, no-fuss solution for healthcare providers needing temporary medical accommodation. At Bridgwater, two twin Liberty mobile units and one Liberty Plus triple mobile unit are sited opposite ADP’s practice, enabling the continuation of a normal service for its 500 patients.
Donna Turton at ADP said: “It’s imperative that there is no disruption to service and that our patients aren’t inconvenienced while we’re upgrading our premises - and EMS Healthcare was able to offer us the perfect solution.
“We were impressed not only by the simplicity of their solution, but also the quality of the clinical environments provided in these mobile units. We are confident that we’re going to be able to maintain our extremely high standards and provide a normal, professional service during the refurbishment project.”
No major construction work was required to prepare the site. All the trailers were driven to their new location and connected to create three standalone units within 48 hours.
The temporary dental surgery has eight treatment rooms and a sterilisation room; offices, staff areas and a kitchen; disabled and staff toilets. It is fully air-conditioned, with full disabled access, a fire and intruder alarm system, external floodlighting and CCTV facilities for added security.
Once the building project is complete, the units will simply be disconnected and driven away.
Keith Austin, Chief Executive Officer at EMS Healthcare, said: “It really is that simple. Creating a temporary healthcare environment even of this size is not a problem using our innovative, vehicle-based solutions - they really are proving to be a time efficient and cost effective answer for anyone needing temporary clinical accommodation that provides a quality, effective environment for practitioners and a comfortable and welcoming experience for patients.”