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Healthcare design from concept through to activation

The design of Healthcare Facilities is a complex task. This is well known to all healthcare professionals. A healthcare facility is a unique entity requiring specialized and experienced personnel to design it as well as commission and operate it. Finding suitably qualified and experienced personnel capable of providing a complete turn-key design solution is an immense task as the skill bases required to do so are diverse and unique to the healthcare field.
Designing a fit for purpose healthcare facility in keeping with best International design standards and guidelines will not be successful if standard building design and construction concepts and techniques are employed.
New Healthcare Facilities, or the refurbishment of existing Healthcare Facilities, requires complex processes and documentation to ensure the realization of the client’s conceptsand requirements. Examples include the Selection, Appointment, Coordination andSupervision of appropriate technical design and construction contractors. Prior to this
process, documentation must be developed which describes the healthcare concepts required by the client. Examples of such documentation include, Outline Brief preparation, Operational Briefs, Technical Briefs, Cost Considerations and Tender and
Contract Management. These processes require skilled and experienced personnel across a number of fields to develop the necessary documents and processes so as to ensure the Client’s concepts are represented correctly.
SNT Consultants bring together the necessary professionals to deliver the clients requirements. SNT bridges the inherent technological and design gaps that exist between the Client, Designers and Construction Professionals ensuring cost effective
design, thus minimizing expensive redesigns during the construction phases.
SNT are experts in ensuring design compliance with best international practice, the control of infection through evidence based design, placing a strong emphasis on preventative design in healthcare to ensure the patient journey is enhanced during
                             Excellence in Healthcare, by Design

Professional Services

SNT Consultants provides a broad spectrum of technical and management services required for the successful design, build, fit-out, commissioning, re-commissioning and operation of healthcare facilities, in addition to specialized support services to the
healthcare sector and Governmental Health Authorities. These services include:
– Developing bespoke operational briefs unique to the Client requirements. This  describes the facility in operational detail    highlighting the services to be




 – Developing bespoke design briefs unique to the Client requirements. This describes the technical aspects of key clinical    spaces in terms of function, critical   dimensions, MEP services and aspects of continued service. This is used to  recruit and  guide a design team for the project.
 – Selecting suitably qualified and experienced design teams including, Architects, Engineers, QS, Building Contractors and  other professionals involved in the design and realization of the project.
– Directing and supervising the design teams during initial concept and detail design phases to ensure that the designs  proposed meet and exceed best international standards and practices for healthcare, co-ordinating with the Client to ensure  designs are fit for purpose and reflect the user requirements.
– Peer review of existing facilities and new designs working with the Client to ensure a fit for purpose facility.
– Providing technical and clinical advice during the construction phase of the project and on any enabling works which may be  required during active development, so as to ensure a continuity of design conformance to international design standards and  practices.
– Providing advice on all aspects of healthcare knowledge information management and quality, risk & patient safety  management and systems implementing ISO 9001, IHSAB, JCI, CBAHI, UAE MOHESR CAA and ISO 27001 quality standards.
– Providing specifications for tender for all medical (including Surgical Instruments) and non-medical devices required for the  project based on the specialties identified in the operational and design briefs, and supervision / analysis of the  tender and  selection processes.
– Providing a technical interface between the medical device suppliers and the technical and construction contractors to  ensure awareness and installation of services required for the operation of the medical equipment.
– Providing a technical design and review of ICT Infrastructure and Clinical Systems requirements unique to healthcare  environments and ensuring it is a smart / digital facility.
– Supervising the commissioning process and opening of the healthcare facility.
– Providing base policy and procedure manuals for the operation of the healthcare  facility.
– Providing Accreditation Services support to assist the facility attaining international accreditation standards.
– Coordinating and Implementing induction and specialist technical training.