Clitheroe Community Hospital welcomes patients
DateJune 18, 2014
CLITHEROE, UK – Clitheroe Community Hospital in Lancashire, north of Manchester, has officially started to move patients into its $14.4 million brand-new primary care facility designed by IBI Group.
The modern, therapeutic, and clinically efficient building supports staff in delivering the highest level of service to individuals that require 24-hour nursing care.
“The new hospital provides a two-storey, purpose-built environment that is dementia friendly,” said Nick Prole, Senior Architect at IBI Group. “Patients benefit from views out onto the surrounding landscape, optimised natural light, intuitive wayfinding, and significant communal space including an external exercise therapy area that doubles up as an alfresco dining room.”
The inpatient department features 16 individual en-suite bedrooms and four 4-bed bays, which are designed to be converted into single bedrooms if required. These bays provide greater privacy and personal space for patients, reducing cross infection and improving observation by nursing staff.
“This is an absolutely fantastic facility for staff and patients who are so pleased with their new surroundings,” said Debbie Hargreaves, Matron for Community Inpatients at Clitheroe Hospital.
Kathryn Berry, Regional Director (North) for NHS Property Services, added: “Clitheroe is a superb new hospital providing state-of-the-art facilities fit for 21st century healthcare. We are really pleased with the finished result and would like to thank everyone who has been part of this exciting new development.”
Delivered in partnership with East Lancashire Building Partnership, and built by Eric Wright Construction, the new hospital is designed to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ sustainability rating and includes outpatient department and consultation rooms, specialist dentistry unit, physiotherapy and occupational therapy facilities, a restaurant, and Clitheroe’s new ambulance station.
Katie Endicott, Media Relations
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