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Date: 16 October 2017

Time: 23:14

Single rooms, tall cranes: new hospital facts and figures

Theatre numbers

There are 30 theatres: 23 inpatient theatres and 7 day case theatres. Theatres are identified as:

  • emergency
  • ambulatory
  • elective


  • There are separate dedicated visitor and patient lifts
  • 44% of inpatient beds are single rooms.  The rest are four-bed, single-sex rooms
  • All inpatient bedrooms have en suite bathrooms
  • All wards have clinical handwash basins at their entrances to support hand hygiene

Did you know?

  • More than 10,000 tons of steel was used to build the new hospital - that is equivalent to the weight of 83 blue whales and, if you consider the heart of a blue whale to be the same size as a hatchback car, that's a lot of steel
  • Approximately 225,000 cubic metres of ground was excavated - that's enough to fill 90 Olympic-sized swimming pools
  • About 55,000 metres of concrete foundation piles were bored into the ground - which is 35 miles, or roughly the distance from Birmingham to Worcester

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