Historic day arrives

Historic day arrives

Posted by Sam Bowie on 17 January 2019

The RNOH’s magnificent new hospital building opened its doors to patients on 8 December 2018, fusing the latest architectural design and health technology with contemporary art and poems to produce a unique environment for patients and staff.

The Stanmore Building offers the very best ward facilities for patients and allows staff to work in a setting matching their skill and dedication. It comes after a thirty year campaign to replace many of the old ward buildings that date from World War Two.

There are five floors in the new £50 million building, offering the very latest inpatient facilities. Thanks to our generous donors, we have funded a number of elements of the new building which are not affordable within the limits of NHS funding. These include two new therapy gyms, an interactive children’s activity centre, a range of enriching artwork and enhancements and equipment for every single bed space.

Patient room

The RNOH Charity is thrilled to be making such a difference to patients and their families. We have funded enhancements including:

• Fold-down beds next to patients’ bedsides for family members

• State-of-the-art overhead hoists and travel systems which will assist our disabled and elderly patients

• Specialist chairs for our patients with scoliosis

• A high-quality entertainment and communication system providing a range of television channels, the internet and Skype facilities

• Pepper, an interactive robot, designed to improve the experience of our young patients

• An outdoor garden and play area for children undergoing treatment

• Beautiful artwork to provide an uplifting experience for our patients