Alder Hey announced as Building of the Decade
Alder Hey in the Park was, last night, crowned the BBC Building of the Decade at a prestigious awards night in Manchester.
BBC North West Tonight asked its viewers to vote for their favourite modern building constructed in the last 10-years. North West Tonight, in partnership with the business magazine ‘Insider Media’, then launched an online vote for ‘People’s Choice – North West Building of the Decade which Alder Hey in the Park won.
David Powell, Development Director at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital said:
“We are absolutely thrilled to be named the North West’s Building of the Decade. Children, parents and staff, put a massive amount of effort, time and most of all imagination into creating the brief for the new Alder Hey in the Park. The Designers and builders responded magnificently and we now have something to be really proud of.’’
Alder Hey moved into their new hospital, Europe’s only hospital in the park in October 2015 and it features a uniquely designed hospital alongside a dedicated children’s research and innovation facility, creating a leading-edge centre for children’s healthcare and research.
Alder Hey in the Park also provides the best possible environment and experience for patients and their families, along with ensuring the most effective and efficient care. Six large, colourful and spacious wards with outdoor play areas have been specifically designed to benefit patient’s needs, patients have improved access to specialist rehabilitation, while unique distraction, play and entertainment systems funded by Alder Hey Children’s Charity will reduce anxiety and boredom during treatment
Children and young people were involved in designing the new hospital when almost 1000 patients drew pictures and shared their views on what their new hospital would look like. A Children and Young People’s Design Group, made up of current and former patients aged 10-22, have had their say throughout the design process on everything from the colour of their room, to the artwork displayed in the new hospital and what their wards should look like.
To watch a small clip about our hospital please click the link below (external link); https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p065frng