New hospital entrance is a tonic for patients

The new entrance to Rotherham Hospital, designed by Sheffield architect Race Cottam
The new entrance to Rotherham Hospital, designed by Sheffield architect Race Cottam
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Work on Rotherham Hospital’s new main entrance has been completed to designs by Sheffield architects Race Cottam Associates.

The redevelopment is part of the first phase of Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Healthcare of Tomorrow programme and Race Cottam’s design is intended to create better, safer and easier access to the hospital and its services, for patients and visitors.

Tim Robinson, from Race Cottam, said: “We created our designs with the intention of providing a gateway to the hospital which addresses the scale of the existing building and the services it offers, whilst offering more services for patients and visitors, and making it easier for them to find what they are looking for.

“The new entrance is in complete contrast to the previous design, which was unsuitable for modern use. The space now feels open and welcoming, whereas prior to the improvements it felt very cold and clinical.”

Race Cottam previously completed a theatre admissions unit and theatre refurbishment work and other improvements at the hospital.