THE state-of-the-art £320m King’s Mill Hospital has been shortlisted for a prestigious building industry award.
It is one of six entries shortlisted for the Award for Best Acute Care Design in the Building Better Healthcare (BBH) Awards.
The hospital was designed by architects Swanke Hayden Connell and includes a new Diagnostic and Treatment Centre, new Emergency Care and Assessment Centre and a dedicated Women and Children’s Centre.
Lorraine Palmer, director of operations for corporate development at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - which runs the hospital - said the design of King’s Mill was ‘innovative’ and helped to provide patients with the ‘very best care’.
She said: “Our new hospital provides the highest quality of patient environment and the feedback we so often receive from our patients reflects this.”
The awards reflect the need for healthcare buildings and spaces to be well-designed, therapeutic places which help recovery and recuperation and are open to building, improvement and design projects which demonstrate all-round excellence.
The winners will be chosen by a panel of seven made up of five experts and two front line users of the NHS.
King’s Mill will discover if its been successful when the winners are announced at a reception at The Brewery in London on 10th November.