The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) opened their new state of the art building last month.
The Stanmore building fuses the latest architectural design and health technology with contemporary art and poems to produce a building that provides a unique environment for patients and staff.
It comes after a 30 year campaign to replace many of the old ward buildings that date from the Second World War. The long-term redevelopment project began in August 2016 of the four-story building and was completed on time and within budget.
The new building includes a 27 bed children and young people’s ward with embedded therapy and education functions, two adult bed wards of 32 beds each with embedded therapies functions to replace several of the current outdated adult wards, and a 28 bed private ward. All profit from the private ward is reinvested back into the NHS.
Rob Hurd, chief executive of the RNOH, said: “The Stanmore Building is the first step in an exciting future for the RNOH and builds upon an impeccable legacy of innovation in orthopaedics. The spacious new building, patient facilities and stunning art provide a fitting environment to deliver the best care and for staff to work in.
“The Stanmore name is known around the world for pioneering many of the now-standard procedures; we are setting the gold standard for clinical outcomes. The support and enthusiasm shown by the staff, patients and supporters – both past and present – has brought us here and I want to say, on behalf of the RNOH, thank you. Without them, we could not have done it. We intend to be here for at least another 100 years, putting patients first, always.”