12 August 2014
First patients move into new hospital building
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation
Trust today moved the first patients into the Bristol Royal
Infirmary's (BRI) brand new ward block. Today sees the opening of
the first area of the building: the ward specialising in head, neck
and thoracic surgery.
Other parts of the facility will be opened
in phases over the coming weeks and months, and the building will
be fully operational in 2015.
The state-of-the-art, £92 million facility
has been built as part of the Trust's wider redevelopment
programme, which includes major improvements to the Bristol Royal
Hospital for Children (BRHC) and Bristol Haematology and Oncology
Centre (BHOC) as well as the BRI.
"This is a major milestone in our
redevelopment plans," says Deborah Lee, Director of Strategic
Development at University Hospitals Bristol. "The new building not
only delivers a significant improvement in the standard of
accommodation for patients and our staff but it will enable us to
transform the way in which we deliver care to our patients with the
aim of delivering the very best clinical outcomes, alongside a
positive experience of the care they have received"
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