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Pembury: summary report

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Issue date01 March 2010

This document provides a summary of the learning gained from the ‘design for patient safety’ approach taken by the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (MTW) when planning,  designing and building a new healthcare facility. This summary report provides information for those involved in the planning,  designing,  tendering,  building,  commissioning or running of new NHS healthcare facilities and is relevant to all those interested in the design of healthcare facilities.

New Hospital at Pembury
New Hospital at Pembury - 416 KB Pembury Hospital in Tunbridge Wells, Kent will be the first hospital in the NHS to be designed with patient safety as its primary focus. Construction of the new hospital is progressing well and doors are due to open to the first patients in 2011.