First look: Inside Altrincham’s new £17m community hospital

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With just over a week until the official opening of the new Altrincham Hospital, we’ve been given an exclusive tour around the new £17m facility.

Much of the equipment and the artwork will be installed over the coming days, but our pictures give a real feel for the 75,000 sq ft building that sits right in the heart of the town centre.

Although the hospital does not open to the general public until Monday April 27th, the 20-station renal dialysis unit on the second floor is already up and running, accommodating 40 patients a day and replacing the unit previously located at Wythenshawe Hospital.

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We were also given access to staff training in the state-of-the-art X-ray unit, which features a new £350,000 digital radiography system.

All existing services currently at the old Victorian hospital on Market Street will transfer to the new facility, including the nurse-led minor injuries unit.

The new hospital also boasts a major expansion of ophthalmic clinics, and expanded adult and children’s audiology services. You can see a full list of services here.

Take a look inside:

The main entrance and reception area
The main entrance and reception area
A floor guide to services
A floor guide to services
A corridor
A corridor
The hospital contains many great views over Altrincham
The hospital contains many great views over Altrincham
Some of the hospital's lifts
Some of the hospital’s lifts
A view over Goose Green from the first floor
A view over Goose Green from the first floor
The floor to ceilling windows clearly show the proximity to the town centre
The floor to ceilling windows clearly show the proximity to the town centre
The first floor, colour-coded yellow, contains the audiology, outpatients and blood test services
The first floor, colour-coded yellow, contains the audiology, outpatients and blood test services
A typical room (major equipment still to be installed)
A typical room (bed and other equipment still to be installed)
Staff during training in the X-ray department
Staff during training in the X-ray department
Some of the state-of-the-art equipment in the X-ray unit
Some of the state-of-the-art equipment in the X-ray unit
Another corridor
Another corridor
The double door to a room in the audiology department
The double door to a room in the audiology department
Patient Margaret with staff in the renal dialysis unit
On the renal dialysis ward: Sister Gemma Swindells, Staff Nurse Sharmila Thangarami, Healthcare Assistant Sharon Fairfield and patient Margaret Lane
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Equipment on the renal dialysis floor
Physiotherapy on the third floor
Physiotherapy on the third floor
The physiotherapy gym on the third floor (equipment to be installed)
The physiotherapy gym on the third floor (equipment to be installed)
Solar panels on the hospital roof
Solar panels on the hospital roof
A view up Railway Street and The Downs from the roof
A view up Railway Street and The Downs from the roof
A view over the town centre from the roof
A view over the town centre from the roof
Looking up Regent Road from the roof
Looking up Regent Road from the roof
A view over Goose Green
A bird’s eye view of the public realm work in Goose Green
The rooftops of Altrincham, looking towards Hale
The rooftops of Altrincham, looking towards Hale

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