701,806 ft² | 65,200 m² | 209 Beds
Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen is a 1,400-bed tertiary care center and the leading hospital for patients from Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Greenland who require highly specialized treatment, including severely injured trauma patients.
The Nordfløj (North Wing) Project saw the construction of a new seven story, 701,806 ft² / 65,200 m² expansion to the existing hospital, providing 209 additional treatment beds, 33 operating rooms, an intensive care unit, outpatient clinics, expanded areas for research and a new sterile center.
HCR was retained to provide a project review early in the project to assess the state of transitional planning in order to determine what additional planning was required to mitigate risk and ensure a seamless transition into the new building. Following completion of the review, HCR was retained to provide a range of relocation consulting services to ensure an efficient and thoroughly planned occupation of the new building. In all, HCR spent nearly three years working closely with the facility developing detailed activation guidelines, move plans and schedules to ensure that outcome.
Initially scheduled to take place in 2019, HCR adapted the relocation plan to accommodate multiple construction delays and complications surrounding COVID-19. HCR then managed the flawless relocation over a two-week period in September 2020. The move culminated with the patient transfer, which saw 60 patients safely moved from the existing hospital into the North Wing in less than two hours. All patients were in their beautiful new surroundings, ahead of schedule.
We have moved into Rigshospitalet’s North Wing