In 2008 the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde identified the need for a new acute hospital to replace facilities at the Western Infirmary, Victoria Infirmary and to relocate the Royal Hospital for Sick Children to a new building adjoining the new adult hospital. The new hospital was seen as a means to improve health services and patient outcomes across Greater Glasgow in a state-of-the-art facility.
The 14 floor Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow (adult) building is one of the largest acute hospitals in the UK and home to major specialist services such as renal medicine, transplantation and vascular surgery, critical care, theatre and diagnostic services. As part of the design process, a number of key considerations were essential.
First, due to the very nature of the building, there was a requirement to minimise energy demand, resulting in Kingspan Pipe Insulation being installed on the hot and cold service pipework across the site. The products BRE Green Guide A+ rating contributed to the overall BREEAM assessment, adding to the attractiveness of the product choice.
Secondly, the colour scheme of the hospital was designed to help staff and visitors navigate the hospital. The use of therapeutic colour schemes throughout the hospital has been carefully selected by interior design specialists to soothe, reduce stress and enhance well-being.
The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital became fully operational in 2016 and is the largest hospital campus in Europe.