Bristol redevelopment paves way for transfer

A MAJOR redevelopment is underway at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, with huge steel girders being moved into place to create the frame for a new extension. Once complete, it will create space for a new burns unit, two specialist theatres for burns and brain operations, a day case and clinical investigations unit, a dedicated ward for adolescent patients, and the expansion of the emergency department and support accommodation such as school rooms. Deborah Lee, director of strategic development at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, said: "This extension is part of the wider development of the children's hospital to support the transfer of specialist children's services from Frenchay Hospital in 2014. The main services that will be transferring are neurosciences, burns, plastics and specialist orthopaedics."