Interesting facts

Inpatients will be transferred around the new hospital via separate corridors and lifts to those used by visitors. It will preserve patient privacy and dignity whilst moving around the hospital.         2 – The Winter Garden is more than just a place to meet The Winter Garden will not only be an inviting place for staff, patients, and visitors to meet and relax, but it will also be the main welcome point - the place from which people can find their way around the hospital. Visitors will be able to find their way around with the help of clear signs and volunteers from this location

 

Colours and clear bed numbers will help patients identify where they are. Layouts of wards will be the same, with each group of four beds within a ward having a different colour theme. Non-patient rooms will have different doors (which will blend with corridor walls), clocks will show the date, month and year. Pictorial signs will be in place on bathroom doors, and all bed spaces have an external view or look onto one of the courtyards. It will mean patients will be able to see the external light changes throughout the day.         Over 800 people are employed to build the hospital The project has already more than 800 people working on site, including apprentices, and is expected to continue to boost the local economy.

 

The hospital will house state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment A 10-year contract with Siemens Healthcare means there will be state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, including X-ray, CT, MRI and ultrasound machines.         Midland Metropolitan University Hospital will serve people living in Sandwell and West Birmingham. Location: Grove Lane, Smethwick Status: Under Construction Construction partner: Balfour Beatty

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