The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and the NHS Trust Development Authority have confirmed that the next phase of the rebuild of the hospital at Stanmore has been unconditionally approved.
A new inpatient facility is the first phase in the long-term plans for redeveloping the site, where many of the buildings date back to before the Second World War.
The new hospital will provide 124 beds, the majority of which will be in single rooms to provide patients with privacy, and helping reduce the transfer of infection.
Landscaped gardens will surround the hospital, and a main entrance with a children’s activity centre and cafe will be built.
Better location of areas within the hospital will reduce travel times and make it easier for patients and visitors to find their way, as well as allowing staff to work more effectively.
Ease of access for all patients will be central to the design, but especially for those with reduced mobility or wheelchair users.