In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and a rapid increase in projected demand for medical care, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board needed to increase their capacity by 1,500 beds in just 30 days ahead of an expected surge in Covid-19 cases.
With the home of Welsh rugby, the Principality Stadium, chosen as the venue for the surge capacity, Cardiff and Vale asked a consortium of three firms, including Q5, to help them deliver the UK’s second-largest field hospital at record pace.
Building the hospital required over 250,000 person-hours and represented a colossal feat of human effort. In a vast and complex programme, Q5 were embedded in leading the work of the Programme Management Office, coordinating workstreams, risks and interdependencies, successfully transforming the Principality Stadium into Dragon’s Heart Hospital and ready for patients in time.
Q5 stood up a team at pace to support the Programme Director leading the overall programme, and the Clinical Director leading the clinical setup of the hospital.