Study Tour 2: London & Reading (maximum 25 participants)
Royal National Orthopaedic Hosptial NHS Trust
The Rutherford Cancer Centre, Thames Valley
The RNOH is the UK’s largest specialist orthopaedic hospital and part of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust. The trust has embarked on a programme to redevelop the entire Stanmore site over 12 phases, concentrating development in a central part of the site. The first phase saw the opening of The Stanmore Building (TSB) in December 2018, allowing patients to receive specialist orthopaedic care in a state-of-the-art and fit-for-purpose setting. The TSB is a 119-bed inpatient facility over four floors, accommodating: children and young people; adult acute (over two floors); and private care – with three therapy gyms embedded into the wards. Architects BDP, along with Balfour Beatty, have delivered an HBN-compliant building that meets the RNOH’s vision.
The Rutherford Cancer Centre, Thames Valley provides the South East of the UK with itsfirst high-energy proton beam healthcare facility. It was delivered by its sister firm,Rutherford Estates, and funded by the group company Proton Partners International. The £38m centre, which opened in September 2018, offers CT, MRI, infusion therapy, high-precision radiotherapy, and proton beam therapy, with technology from Ion Beam Applications (IBA), Elekta and Philips. The IBA Proteus One is currently being commissioned to commence proton beam therapy this autumn. Internally, the experience is more akin to a health spa than a medical institution, carefully designed to make people feel relaxed. The configurations of the internal layouts were developed with clinical staff and equipment providers.