The first outpatient services are moving into the new Hanbury Extension on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 of December. Rheumatology and Physiotherapy outpatients services will move to floors 5 and 6 of the new facility, which is at the front of the Royal Sussex County Hospital. It will open to the public from Monday 19 December. Nuclear Medicine and the Radiopharmacy services will move into the lower floors of the Hanbury Extension early in 2017. These moves will complete the clinical decant programme for Stage 1 of the 3Ts Redevelopment. This clears the way for the construction of the Stage 1 Building.
The Hanbury Extension is a modular building and will stay in place for five years whilst the first of the 3Ts Redevelopment’s permanent buildings is constructed. A second new modular building, the Courtyard Extension, is already open. It is home to the three wards that moved as part of the preparations for the redevelopment. Both buildings offer a far better care environment than was available in the services’ original locations.