Essentia wins award for New Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital

Essentia wins award for New Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital

Patient-friendly designs for the New Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital have won a prestigious architecture award.

The new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital won the ‘Best ideas or new concept’ category at the Architects for Health Design Awards on Monday 22 June 2015. The presentation was made at The European Health Design 2015 Congress at The Royal College of Physicians in London.

The New Cancer Centre is being delivered by the in-house Essentia team at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust who have been working closely with patients and carers to design a cancer centre fit to deliver the best possible care and patient experience. Sally Laban, Programme Manager, Essentia, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, said:

Our new Cancer Centre will transform the environment in which cancer patients are treated when it opens in autumn 2016. At present some patients are treated in 13 different locations in eight buildings on two hospital sites. When the Cancer Centre opens, they will be able to get most of their treatment under one roof in a purpose-built facility which has been designed in partnership with our patients.”

Catherine Zeliotis, of healthcare architects Stantec, added:

“Listening to patients’ insights and aspirations for the new Cancer Centre inspired us to come up with a new idea to enhance the patient and staff experience. The ‘village’ concept, coupled with access to light and nature, is designed to provide a human-scale architecture which supports both well-being and clinical needs.”

Ivan Harbour, of architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, agreed: “The Cancer Centre at Guy’s will combine a welcoming and uplifting environment with state-of-the-art treatment facilities. It is designed on a human scale to provide the best possible experience for patients and their families.”