The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Flagship healthcare for adults

One of the main elements of the Hospitals of the Future project is Ambulatory Care for those patients needing to visit Outpatients, Imaging, Day Surgery, Therapies and Endoscopy.

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The aim of this concept design is to create a relaxed environment providing for a good experience whether the patient is in for a short visit or longer outing.

The building has been designed around the needs of these patients making sure it enhances their experience.

Having maximised daylight and introduced nature, colour, and art into the building, the designers believe that the atmosphere will be more relaxed.

Upon entry patients will use smart digital or self-check-in stands to lessen the chance of standing in queues at a bustling reception desk. From the entry point, where there are shops and a café, all of the departments will spring from one lift core which is immediately visible meaning that all routes are intuitive and all patient journeys are short.

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Hospital waiting is often stressful so we anticipate that technology will be used to allow patients to wait in the level B atrium or spend time in the roof-top restaurant on level H before being called to these departmental waits.

The architects have worked to make sure that the building is designed around the convenience of the patient and have built in support for future change in departmental locations.

The new adult’s hospital on the LGI site also includes one of the country’s largest maternity units and will provide an environment that is safe, secure, comfortable and relaxing, providing choice and control whilst welcoming the whole family.

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