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Designing the hospital of the future

As a programme of new hospital development begins to unfold, Kate Woodhead RGN DMS looks at how the NHS could ‘build back better’ – to design the hospitals of the future around the needs of patients and to improve staff wellbeing.

Recently the Government announced the selection process for the eight new hospitals which are to be built. The Secretary of State, making the announcement, said that the new hospital programme will transform the delivery of NHS infrastructure, together with the plans for an additional forty hospitals to be built or refurbished. Alongside this programme and new funding, comes a further tranche of funds to ensure that none of the scanners, CT and MRI, in the NHS are older than ten years.

The selection process will prioritise plans which:

The Government describes that experience will be shared across the schemes which will be built over the next decade, so they can be built as quickly as possible while prioritising standardisation, digital technology, sustainability and modern methods of construction.1

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