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Our frequently asked questions will help you to get the most up to date information throughout this exciting journey to our new hospital. 

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4.1 What will the new hospital look like?

We are really excited about the architects’ designs for our new hospital and we can’t wait to start sharing them in the Spring.

Designing a new hospital is a huge opportunity to translate the needs and ideas we are hearing from the patients we care for, the people who care about them and the people who provide high quality health care every day. It is hugely exciting to have this once in a lifetime chance to transform the way people experience health care in a holistic and modern setting that has quality, technology and wellbeing at its heart.

We want our new hospital to look and feel like a place of health and wellbeing, not a place of sickness. It will be very different to our current hospital; bright, airy and spacious, with a connection to the surrounding natural environment and plenty of indoor and outdoor space to rest, relax and recuperate. Importantly, it will provide restful and private spaces for our patients and our people. And it is essential that the building be fully accessible and dementia friendly.

We know from practical experience of our current hospital building how important it is for the design of the new hospital to be future proof and flexible in the way it functions. By design, it must be flexible to change, be pandemic ready and able to meet the very wide needs of everyone who will use the building and the space it sits in.

Inpatient comment:

Everyone offered words of such reassurance and kindness. I felt so cared for and the communication with me at all times was fantastic.