- the future
A building sensitive to the direction
of light and the seasons
The current building represents phase one of
the project to replace the old 15 bed hospital from the 1930s.
The only wholly new feature within the new hospital is a 40-seater
A Phase Two is being considered, if the necessary
funds can be raised, which will incorporate a range of new
- a water therapy area
- an academic area, for conferences, research and teaching
- a multi-use space for therapeutic arts such as dance and
- a café-bistro and a retail pharmacy
The aim is to create a ‘wellness’
centre that breaks down the traditional barriers between the
hospital and the outside world and the artificial divisions
within medicine. Here people could come in the evening and
have water therapy, massage and aromatherapy and enjoy great
food in the café-bistro.
The Design Team at GHH are also very keen to
consult and advise on best practice to improve the quality
of health care provision in Scotland and the UK. Their experience
at GHH has shown that a modern hospital does not need to be
a cold, threatening environment, but can be designed with
the comfort of the patient uppermost in the mind – without
any additional cost per square metre over a standard NHS hospital.
Add to this the incalculable benefits to the patients in terms
of improved health and well-being, and GHH believe they can
offer overwhelming arguments for change.
This desire seems to already bearing fruit with
the local NHS Trust adopting GHH as the new standard for future
NHS building design in the area.
To find out more, contact the Design Team
by clicking here.
“The question of the effective
therapeutic relationship is very important in all this. If
there is a healing, constructive relationship between doctor
and patient, the together we can go forward and look for answers.”
Dr David Reilly, Director