In July 2018 we reached a major milestone in the redevelopment of Chase Farm Hospital – we received the keys to our brand new building.
We recently invited local residents, staff, and colleagues from other NHS organisations and local councils, to take a sneak peek behind the scenes. The tour took in the new barn theatres, the urgent care centre and the wards. And we don’t want you to miss out. These short videos will give you a flavour of how different the new hospital will be.
Dr Alan McGlennan, Chase Farm Hospital medical director, highlights the benefits of the new barn theatres. The barn theatres are open-plan surgical areas where up to four patients can be treated in a dedicated space, with a specialised air canopy over each station to prevent the spread of infection.
The out-patients waiting area is designed to be a central point for those waiting to be called into their appointment, avoiding the hustle and bustle of the corridors. Natalie Forrest, Chase Farm Hospital chief executive, explains the logic behind this in the second video in our series.
This clip previews the theatre’s recovery area, on the green floor (all floors are colour coded to help patients navigate their way around the hospital). Natalie Forrest, Chase Farm Hospital chief executive, explains the benefits of the space.
The day unit
The day unit where patients receive treatments like blood transfusions and chemotherapy is painted bright yellow. In our fourth clip, Natalie Forrest, Chase Farm Hospital chief executive, highlights some of the benefits of the space including entertainment screens, dividers if people want privacy but also plenty of space for patients to talk to each other.
Urgent care centre (UCC)
Our final clip gives a glimpse of the new urgent care centre (UCC). The centre treats most minor illnesses or injuries, such as cuts and grazes, minor scalds and burns, strains and sprains, bites and stings, stomach pains and suspected broken bones. Around 90% of patients can be seen and treated at the UCC.