The Louisa Martindale Building, the new multi-million-pound facility at the Royal Sussex County Hospital will open fully to patients in April this year.
Named after a pioneering local doctor and surgeon, more than 100,000 patients a year will be seen in the new building, and it will be the new main entrance for the hospital.
Most of the 14,000 items of equipment required in the building have been delivered and tens of thousands of clinical stock items are arriving, ready for services to move.
Mr Peter Larsen-Disney, Clinical Director for the project, said: “The Louisa Martindale Building provides us with wonderful new facilities, but more importantly we have benefited from unique opportunities to modernise how we provide care and work together for our patients.
“Our clinical leadership teams have strived to ensure we’ve maximised new opportunities that a larger environment has created. For instance, for the first time on the constrained RSCH site, we have been able to co-locate different teams and specialties to pursue a genuinely multi-disciplinary approach to care that we know will deliver better outcomes for our patients.”
Outpatient departments will move in the first half of April and wards, many of which will have 5 times as much space per bed, will move in the second half of the month.
Moving services into the new building will make space for the second stage of the redevelopment, a new Sussex Cancer Centre.