HRH The Duke of York opens new Outpatient Centre

HRH The Duke of York opens new Outpatient Centre

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital's state-of-the-art Outpatient Assessment Centre has been officially opened by its Patron, HRH The Duke of York, KG.

HRH was given a tour of the £5 million centre at 45 Bolsover Street, London, where he met patients, staff, those involved in the development and construction, key stakeholders and artists.

Chief Executive Rob Hurd said that it was a pleasure to welcome HRH The Duke of York to the new Outpatient Assessment Centre.

He& said: "HRH showed a real interest in the work that is undertaken at the centre and also the plans for rebuilding the Trust's Stanmore site."

The Outpatient Assessment Centre spans three floors and boasts modern healthcare facilities within its clinics, imaging (both X-ray and ultrasound), orthotics, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, pre-operative assessment and plaster theatre.

Mr Hurd added: "It is our absolute priority to provide outstanding patient care and the Outpatient Assessment Centre will have a huge impact on our patients' experience".

"The centre is a fantastic facility for patients and represents the clinical excellence undertaken at the RNOH and we were keen to demonstrate this during HRH's visit."

The Outpatient Assessment Centre has been built adjacent to the old building, which has now closed, and incorporates key changes to improve the patient's experience.

Patients have the freedom to move through the building and enjoy the numerous pieces of artwork from the history of the RNOH, and an architectural montage to the story behind building the new facility.

To further enhance the ambience of the streetscape, the facility boasts public artwork in the form of two-storey glass fins on the south and west wing of the building. The glass fins display MRI scans that have been transposed to create shadowy and transparent 'hands' that meet at the corner of the building.

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Bolsover opening slide shows

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Initial briefingInitial briefing
Opening ceremonyOpening ceremony
Meeting patientsMeeting patients
Artists at the openingArtists
Meeting Medirest and members of the Imaging TeamMeeting Medirest and members of the Imaging Team
Meeting members of the RNOH Design TeamMeeting members of the RNOH Design Team
Meeting the children of the Design TeamMeeting the children of the Design Team
Meeting the Comissioning TeamMeeting the Comissioning Team
Meeting the contractorsMeeting the Contractors
Meeting the DonorsMeeting the Donors
Meeting the Nursing TeamMeeting the Nursing Team
Meeting the therapistsMeeting the Therapists

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