You can now take a virtual tour of this wonderful new facility for Bristol.
The current Hospice and Inpatient Unit (IPU) at Brentry opened in 1998. The IPU needed to change to make the stay more comfortable for patients and their loved ones. The twin rooms we had often could not be shared due to challenges such as patient confusion and infection risks meaning that we had beds that couldn’t be used. When rooms were shared this compromised patient privacy and did not provide the best environment for visiting families and loved ones at such a sensitive and precious time.
As part of improving the patient experience the redesigned IPU will provide the right clinical setting to allow our nurses to provide the highest quality care.
Alongside general improvements to the facilities, layout and efficiency of the Inpatient Unit, the main change is upgrading to 15 single, en-suite rooms.
The redeveloped IPU will improve our occupancy rate from 75% to 95%. Over the next 20 years it will allow us to support more than 6,250 patients and 18,500 relatives and friends.