The Louisa Martindale is now fully open and is the home to 28 clinical wards and departments.
It is the new main entrance for the hospital with connections to the rest of the hospital and the new underground car park.
Standing at the front of the main hospital site, the Louisa Martindale Building offers state of the art accommodation for 28 outpatient, ward and specialist services across its 11 floors. It is the first stage of the 3Ts Redevelopment of the hospital.
The Louisa Martindale Building is the newest clinical building in NHS England. Alongside it is the Barry Building, the oldest.
The Barry Building and those surrounding it (with the exception of the Hanbury Building that will be vacated later in the year) are empty and will be removed to make way for Stage 2 of the redevelopment. Early testing works are already underway on the site to prepare for demolition works.
Wards are in the upper half of the new building and patients have some stunning sea views with up to five times as much space per bed compared to their previous accommodation.
Outpatient services in the building are in spacious, purpose designed departments in the lower half of the building, in the main. They are closer to the building’s main entrance and the underground car park that is for patients and visitors only.
The Intensive Care Unit and the High Dependency Unit services are now operating as a single Critical Care Unit on level 7 of the new building.
All our Neuroscience services, that have been on different sites for years, are under the same roof in the Louisa Martindale Building.
A new suite of Neurosurgery and Interventional Radiology theatres are on level 5 of the new building with direct access from the Emergency Department via a short link bridge.
The last word on the Louisa Martindale Building should go to our patients…
“Moving here made me feel like a human being again”, Matt in Critical Care.
“There is no comparison, you just feel so much better in yourself in this new building.”, Michael who transferred with the stroke ward from the Barry Building.
“What, you mean all this is for me?”, Anne on first seeing her new single ensuite room.”
The Intensive Care Unit and the High Dependency Unit services will be moving from the Thomas Kemp Tower into a single floor, level 7 of the new building.
All our Neuroscience services, that have been on different sites for years, will be under the same roof in the Louisa Martindale Building.
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