STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

Strength in Numbers dedicated to my late mother Kay

UK’s newest hospital set to open later in Glasgow

The South Glasgow University Hospital is one of the biggest critical care complexes in Europe.

It has been nicknamed the “Death Star” by locals because of its imposing 14-storey star-shaped design, topped by a landing pad for aircraft. The hospital cost £842m but the medical equipment inside has brought the final total closer to £1bn. The project was funded by the Scottish government.

The hospital features interactive displays for children developed in collaboration with the city’s science museum, along with a cinema and roof garden in the children’s wing. Patients enter the main hospital through a dramatic atrium which stretches up the entire height of the building. There are self-service check-in machines, and nearly all of the 1,100 beds have their own room, with an en-suite bathroom and views out over the city. A fleet of robots deliver linen and other goods via a network of underground tunnels. The hospital replaces four ageing hospitals across Glasgow, some of which date back to Victorian times.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-32450836

 

 

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