Bristol's new £430 million hospital at Southmead is now officially open. As well as combining specialist medical services on one site, it also contains the regional trauma centre and adult burns unit.
However, the move, which has been happening over the past month, hasn't got off to the best start with 180 operations being postponed because of a faulty air handling system. There's also continued criticism over the number of parking spaces on site. Our Health Correspondent Katie Rowlett reports.
Bristol's £430 million Southmead hospital officially opened today. As well as combining specialist medical services on one site it also contains the regional trauma centre and adult burns unit.
It promises to revolutionise care in North Bristol.
However the move - which has been happening over the past month - hasn't got off to the best start with 180 operations being postponed because only a third of the theatres were working. There is also continued criticism over the number of parking spaces on site.
Here's Katie Rowlett.
Bristol's new £430 million pound hospital at Southmead officially opens today.
540 patients have been transferred from the old buildings at Frenchay and Southmead over the past month. A & E has also moved.
There's a striking difference between the facilities in the Brunel Building compared to the old-fashioned wards at Frenchay.
A new £430 million super-hospital is beginning to take shape in Bristol.
Built on the current Southmead site and will be one of Britain's biggest facilities and although it won't be open to the public for another two years, much of the inside already looks ready to take patients.
It's just two years to go until a new hospital opens in Southmead in Bristol.
The £430 million project will offer patients state-of-the-art facilities when the doors open in 2014, and with 800 beds, will have more single rooms than any other NHS hospital in the country.
Deputy Project Director, Tricia Down, says extensive research was needed to design the best hospital possible.