Opening of the new main entrance development at Basildon University Hospital

noviniti is delighted to have partnered with Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust to fund and develop the new main entrance at Basildon Hospital.  The first phase of the project completed last week with the opening of the doors to the bright and airy two-storey main entrance building.  This project has been a crucial development for the Trust giving staff, patients and visitors a more welcoming and modern pathway into the hospital.

Walking through the doors, visitors are greeted with a large main entrance foyer with a new reception area and a retail concourse offering a suite of leading high street brands including Costa Coffee, M&S Food, WHSmith which will have an on-site Post Office and Stock Shop.  These retail units will provide customers with a perfect blend of food, beverage and convenience items throughout the day.

The new facility also offers:

  • a new restaurant for staff and visitors, with a dedicated seating area
  • a new bereavement and Patient Advice and Liaison Service suite
  • a refurbished multi-faith room
  • new Trust administration space on the first floor
  • a Hub space for Mid and South Essex Hospitals Charity.

The site will also benefit from a redesigned road layout that will make it easier for vehicle traffic to get on and off site.

During the second phase of work the old tower block reception will be refurbished, and a pharmacy unit built within the space. Gardeners will also landscape the area to the front of the hospital, with work expected to be completed later in the autumn.

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust’s Chief Commercial Officer, Jonathan Dunk, said: “The old front entrance has been here since 1972 and was in vital need of change to bring us into the 21st century. We still have some decorative work to finish but this is an important milestone in the project which will complete this autumn, and a lot of hard work and effort has gone into getting us here.

“The new two-storey building creates a safer, more accessible, welcoming and modern main entrance that will meet the needs of our patients, staff and the local community for many years to come.”

Marc Hastings CEO of noviniti commented “It is such a great pleasure to see the new Main Entrance at Basildon University Hospital open to the public after a particularly challenging development and construction period. The strong partnership between Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust and noviniti has delivered a fantastic range of contemporary welcoming facilities for staff, visitors and patients in a relaxing environment.”

Jonathan Houlston COO of noviniti added “We are delighted that the new main entrance has finally opened its doors last week. It has been a challenging journey but shows how successful public and private sector partnerships can be. We look forward to completing the final phase of works over the course of the next few months”

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