Peterborough City Hospital
Peterborough City Hospital is probably Peterborough's largest building project since the construction of the Cathedral some 800 years ago. It is part of the £335 million Greater Peterborough Health Investment Project and is transforming the skyline of the Edith Cavell Healthcare Campus and indeed the city itself.
Peterborough City Hospital will have 612 beds and will feature state-of-the-art facilities including a high-tech diagnostics unit, an emergency care centre, women and children's unit and a cancer unit. The new hospital will have an emergency care centre with separate children and adult treatment areas, a high proportion of single rooms and four-bedded bays with en-suite bathrooms, a full range of therapy services, high-tech radiology services and spacious public areas.
The building work is on schedule and the first patients will be treated as soon as November 2010.
The Trust has a vision to grow into a major healthcare provider in the region and Peterborough City Hospital with its fantastic facilities is central to that goal. It will be a fabulous, world-class building and the Trust thoroughly intends to be delivering world-class healthcare from it for its patients and its local communities in just more than a year's time.
- The steel frame of Peterborough City Hospital is made up of more than 5,700 tonnes of steel - the equivalent weight of around 800 Double-Decker buses.
- Once completed, the new hospital's floor space will cover 95,383 square metres - the equivalent of 13 and a half Peterborough United FC football pitches.
- Once completed, the new hospital will contain enough plasterboard partition walls to stretch approximately from Peterborough to London.