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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Southmead's 'super' hospital

Today marks two years since work started on the new 'super' hospital at Southmead. It's been a decade in the planning, and cost over 400 million pounds.