The building will be located to the west of the existing main hospital and has been designed to help enhance patient wellbeing.
This includes an internal void with landscaped courtyard and south and west-facing patient bedrooms.
Externally, materials for the extension have been inspired by Oldham’s rich industrial mill heritage, with feature towers, vertical lines, and framed glazing.
The landscape proposals are been designed to provide varying uses, including an informal seating area and café spillout s...
Integrating mental health and supported housing services across England has the potential to save the NHS more than £1billion, according to a new report.
The report, commissioned by housing and support services provider, Look Ahead, outlines that if integrated mental health and supported housing systems currently used in parts of London and the South East were implemented across the rest of the country, approximately £950mi could be saved by the NHS.
The document has received the backing of both Conse...
And, by exposing patients to nature on a regular basis, the aim is to improve post-operative recovery times.
“Sensory plants will be important, but the key aim is to incorporate movement into the planting with large swathes of mixed ornamental grasses and flowering perennials, also helping to keep maintenance to a minimum for the hospital,” said Smith.
“A number of ornamental multi-stem trees have been selected to provide sculptural interest and help to provide privacy, as well as seasonal richness.