Bristol's 'super' hospital open for business

The new 'super' hospital at Southmead in Bristol is fully operational today. The Brunel building has been a decade in the planning, and cost £430 million.

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New "super" hospital defends itself against critics

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.

Southmead's "super" hospital is officially open

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.

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Hospital design result of extensive research

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.

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