We are proud to announce that our new building at the Royal Sussex County Hospital is named after a pioneer in medicine and medical education for women, Dr Louisa Martindale CBE. She was a general practitioner and surgeon in Brighton and London, who became a world-renowned gynaecologist.
This announcement marks a milestone in the project as we have accepted handover of levels 1 to 9 of the Louisa Martindale Building, formerly known as Stage 1. Now we have (most) of the building, we need to turn it into a hospital.
This is an exciting time, but there is a huge amount of work to do between now and the spring of next year, when we will welcome patients.
You can find out more about the journey so far and what needs to happen over the coming months in our handover video.
You can also find out more about Louisa Martindale and her life dedicated to medicine in our naming video.
We will be taking handover of the levels 10 and 11 of the Louisa Martindale Building before the end of December. The final part of the building, the underground car park will be handed over at the end of January 2023.
We look forward to welcoming patients into the Louisa Martindale Building in spring next year.