Croydon University Hospital gets facelift to include patient information point

January 30, 2012 by  

Croydon University Hospital is set to benefit from a major refurbishment project to completely overhaul the entrance to the building.

The refurbishment project will transform the entrance to the building and is set to include a state-of-the-art information centre, which will provide access to computers as well as supplying leaflets and advice to patients and visitors. This shows that there is still a very real demand for printed communications in the public centre and that, combined with websites such as NHS Choices, patients will be able to receive information that is conveyed in a more traditional way, such as via flyer printing.

Croydon University Hospital is investing £56,000 in the revamp of their entrance, following a successful refurbishment of the retail and food court area of the hospital. The investment in the new entrance information centres comes from Compass Group, the contractors, and Heathcroft properties, a property development company.

Croydon Health Service’s chief executive is Nick Hulme. Hulme spoke about the new entrance project, saying:

“We have already heard from our patients and visitors that the newly refurbished food court is more welcoming. Now with the Information Centre we hope that local people find it more helpful too.”

The entrance will also become home to the Patient Advice and Liaison Service; providing visitors and patients with the information they need as soon as they enter the hospital and giving them instant access to leaflets, flyers and websites when they need it most.