It’s day 1 of the ward moves from the Barry Building, the oldest acute NHS building in England, to the Louisa Martindale Building, the newest. The two stand side-by-side at the front of the hospital, separated by 50 steps and 195 years.
Patients were moved in the morning, giving them a chance to settle in during the day, and staff the opportunity to fully explore the benefits of the new wards, such as…
Making use of the workstations that allow staff to do admin work close to patients’ rooms.
There was even a few moments for staff to enjoy the new surroundings as a team.
Meanwhile, in the Barry Building, staff worked to complete the move but still had time to…
And demonstrate some advanced logistics skills in managing the moves of hundreds of pieces of equipment.
Ward moves from the Barry Building and the Courtyard Building will continue this week. Critical Care and Neuroscience services from Hurstwood Park in Princess Royal Hospital will move later in June. The Louisa Martindale Building will come into full use early in July.