Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in the US has planned a $1.1bn expansion plan in order to boost its service capabilities.
The plan, which proposes a 521,000ft² expansion will nearly double the size of the current facility and add 149 patient beds.
The expansion and new main building will increase access to America’s most advanced and family friendly hospital for children and expectant mothers.
Set for a 2017 opening, the expansion is expected to assist families in need of high-quality care and can ensure that patients are not turned away due to lack of space.
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford said the plan also includes provision for a launching pad for expanding and renovating the current hospital next door.
It will involve development of a room aimed at expanding the existing Pediatric Heart Center, which intends to premiere a new and larger space in 2018 due to rising patient demands.
Pediatric Heart Center director Stephen Roth and executive director Frank Hanley said: "Expanding our heart center means that even more children with complex heart problems, as well as growing numbers of adult survivors of congenital heart disease, will have access to one of America’s most advanced programmes.
"Many of these children and adult survivors have run out of options elsewhere."
Image: Night shot of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford expansion. Photo: courtesy of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.