Photo by QE Gateshead NHS Trust

QE Facilities is the Estates Management company formally the NHS Foundation Trust. They have the sole responsibility to deliver new construction projects and maintain the existing infrastructure and buildings of the Queen Elizabeth and Bensham Hospital complexes in Gateshead.

Over the last 15 years BCE has carried out various projects at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead. The Hospital Estates Department is responsible for the infrastructure of a very busy expansive site with a constant flow of patients, visitors, emergency and non-emergency vehicles to the hospital.
During this time, we have built up and maintained a working partnering arrangement with the Trust. Our company work with the estates management, architects, engineering staff and other stakeholders to deliver new construction projects whilst maintaining the existing infrastructure to an extremely high operational standard.

Both of these sites are main hubs of Emergency Care and Outpatient Treatments and operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The very nature of the site, improvements and investments in the hospital infrastructure and the constant general usage results in many opportunities for new build projects as well as ongoing maintenance and repairs.

Some projects completed for QE Facilities to date include:

QE Hospital Tarmacadam surfacing to access road, waste compound, maternity and pathology

Bensham Hospital Car park surfacing and repair/replacement of manholes

Moss Heaps Construction of Staff Park & Ride Car Park

QE Hospital Children’s unit access repairs

QE Hospital Alteration to Tranwell Unit car park to form additional 14 parking spaces

QE Hospital Car Park 1 access ramps and pedestrian crossings

Bensham Hospital Underpinning works

QE Hospital Construction of Emergency Care layby, car park 1 pedestrian crossings and associated landscaping

Dunston Hill Hospital Electric cable trench

QE Hospital Scheme 3 ductwork and drainage

QE Hospital Installation of pre-formed concrete troughs

QE Hospital Emergency dig down, burst water main

QE Hospital Scheme 3 disabled access modifications

QE Hospital Car Park 1 patch repairs

Bensham Hospital Access Road Repairs

QE Hospital Embankment retaining wall reinforcement and landscaping works

Bensham Hospital Car parks A, B & C resurfacing

QE Hospital Main entrance door repairs

QE Hospital Boundary wall demolition

Estates Department Yard drainage and service duct installation

Bensham Hospital 125 Nr additional car parking spaces, associated drainage and attenuation works