Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LUHFT) has unveiled the design of a special podium entrance at the New Royal Liverpool University Hospital in UK.

The podium design is expected to provide an easy vehicular and pedestrian access to short stay drop off points option.

It will also help in creation of a disabled parking space close to the north side main entrances.

Liverpool University Hospitals chief executive Steve Warburton said: “We have an opportunity to reassess the build programme and reconfigure aspects of the construction to better suit current and future patient needs.

“Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is now open and there has been significant progress on the development of the Knowledge Quarter, bringing increased footfall and traffic to the area, so it made sense to bring forward the planned development of the podium, ahead of the opening of the new hospital.”

The new podium design will be submitted for planning to Liverpool City Council this month.

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Subject to approval, construction works at the site will begin in January next year, with completion expected by next summer.

Upon completion, the new design is expected minimise potential traffic congestion on routes around the hospital campus, while improving access for patients.

New Royal Liverpool University Hospital is part of the government’s commitment to create 48 hospitals by the end of this decade.

Last month, Aintree University Hospital in Liverpool, England has announced the completion of the first phase of $20.9m (£15m) work, with the official opening of the facility’s new main entrance and upgraded Tower Block.

The work reflects LUHFT’s commitment to improve patient experience as well as investing in the quality of healthcare facilities available at the hospital.