This is an old photograph taken when Star was in hospital last September. The building work is coming along and I will share once it is completed, hopefully not from this view though as this is a ward and I’m truly hoping for no more admissions. This is a new private hospital being built right next to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital which is also our second home.
I chose a hospital photo because we spend so much time here. I have been at the hospital three days this week and will be back again tomorrow. Just around the corner from this building. The new hospital is being built in between the new hospital and the old. I took it from the fourth floor of the new hospital. I say new hospital, it was opened in 2010. But as an old person, 13 year doesn’t seem that long ago and I remember it being built. (We lived nearer then and I could see it from my back garden!)
The new Queen Elizabeth hospital was built but it soon became clear that it wasn’t enough and the old hospital was re-opened and many of the wards renovated. I know because I that’s were I have my treatment. We used to be on the ground the floor but the first floor was renovated and we moved up there last year. Now they are renovating the ground floor. When Star was admitted the first time there were no beds in the new hospital so she was in a room in the old hospital. Both hospitals are connected by a bridge.
I’m in a new building tomorrow but it’s actually built on the old hospital site. It’s an innovative centre for rare diseases. I get to see my consultant there every six months to check up on my treatment plan and to see if anything new has occurred. I usually write some notes but I’ve not got around to it yet.
Then Star has an appointment with a dietician because she is seriously underweight. It’s quite obviously caused by her illnesses but they need to make sure she’s getting the nutrition she needs. It’s going to be difficult to navigate.
Then we have a week were I have to go in for an Xray on one day and Star an MRI the next. I wasn’t expecting the Xray but apparently my recent visit to A&E warrants a follow up to make sure my lungs are repairing themselves. Star’s MRI is much more intensive as she is having an MRI Enterogram to look for abnormalities in her small bowel.
The New Hospital
The new building in the first photo is being built on the other side of the bridge in the second photo. It’s going to be a hospital for private care patients with state of the art equipment. It will also have a partnership with the Queen Elizabeth hospital and provide specialist facilities for NHS patients.
When Star was on a ward in the old hospital I took this photo from the other side.
The hospital where I took the first photo is in the middle (the round one) with the new building on the right. The bridge from the second photo can also be seen.
If you want more details into mine and Star’s conditions and treatments you can use the link above named Zebra Hooves. It’s a very basic blog where I have recorded everything medical in detail…but it does take me a while to keep it updated.
Star’s stay in hospital was recorded here.
It sounds like they are so busy renovating the hospital. It’s a never ending job. I know our local hospital started off pretty small and over the years they have built out and up.
I hope your hospital appointment goes well tomorrow and Star’s too. x
It looks like a spacious building with new renovations.
Great post! I love the way you captured the beauty of the new hospital building. It’s amazing how such a structure can give a sense of hope and comfort to those in need. It’s a great reminder to appreciate our local healthcare facilities and the people who work hard to keep them running. Thanks for sharing!
It was very interesting to read about the developments at the hospital, but I don’t envy you both having to spend so much time there! I really hope you both get some answers from your appointments.
Stunning cityscapes! Thanks so much for linking up and for sharing with #MySundaySnapshot.