Register for your place on public tour of new Brunel building

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

The move into the new Brunel building at Southmead Hospital has begun.

And now members of the public are being given the chance to take a look around the state-of-the-art new hospital building before it officially opens.

The Brunel building, which was handed over to North Bristol NHS Trust last week, has been purpose-built to meet modern healthcare needs and will improve patient privacy and dignity.

It is approximately 115,000m” in area and ranges from seven floors at its highest point to four levels at its lowest.

A public open day is being held on April 26 to give people the chance to take a look around the new hospital building before the first patients start moving in in May.

Tours of the building will take between 60 and 80 minutes and will include a look at the 280m long atrium – which at its tallest point reaches the same height as the nave of Westminster Abbey. Visitors will also have the chance to see the emergency department, outpatient areas, operating theatres and the patient gardens.

Sharon Hadley, Membership and Marketing Services Manager, said: “Since the handover of the building last week, excitement really is beginning to build amongst our staff.

“It is really important to us that local people get the opportunity to see these fantastic new facilities for themselves. I look forward to welcoming them on April 26.”

Places on the tour are limited and will be allocated by a ballot.

To register email northbristol@nhs.net or call 0800 731 0319 by Friday, April 4. If you haven’t heard from us by April 18 please assume you have been unsuccessful.