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New Stobhill one of 30 Most Architecturally Impressive Hospitals in World

November 06, 2013 12:15 PM

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NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s (NHSGGC) New Stobhill Hospital has been named as one of the 30 most architecturally impressive hospitals in the world.

In a ranked list published by Online Masters in Public Health, the £100million New Stobhill Hospital which opened in 2009, is one of only two UK hospitals to make it onto the list.

The hospital, which treats around 400,000 patients a year, was assessed against a number of factors ranging from originality and aesthetics, to patient comfort and engineering sophistication.

18 out of the top 30 hospital named are in the US whilst only six are in Europe. The only other UK hospital to make the ranking is the Richard Desmond Children’s Eye Centre in London.

NHSGGC Chief Executive, Robert Calderwood, said: “This ranking is a huge accolade and I am absolutely delighted that the hospital has been recognised in this way. Services at the hospital and at its sister hospital, The New Victoria on the city’s southside, have been designed around the needs of patients to enhance the quality of care and speed up diagnosis and treatment. The hospitals have improved the patient experience by providing swifter treatment, with fewer hospital visits, and have enabled staff to work more effectively.”

Researcher David Krug who compiled the list, said: “All of these hospitals were built with the importance of aesthetics and patient environmental at the forefront but are quite varied in their approach with architecture ranging in taste from simple, clean lines to elaborate works of art.”

The New Stobhill Hospital has won more than 10 awards since opening including the 2010 Prime Minister’s Better Public Building award, the Roses Design Award 2009 for ‘Best Public Building’ and ‘Architecture Grand Prix’ (Best New Building Outside London), the Building Better Healthcare Award 2009 for ‘Best Designed Hospital’, a Civic Trust Award 2009 Commendation and the Glasgow Institute of Architects ‘Best Healthcare Building’ Award 2009.

The ranking follows news earlier this week that the Hospital’s Minor Injuries Unit has already given faster treatment to more than 68,000 North Glasgow residents who have suffered a minor injury, exceeding the 15,000 patients per year predicted at the time of its opening.


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