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Hospital Improvements

Your hospital is changing

We are improving our facilities for staff and patients. For a short video explaining these developments, please see below:

Further details on these planned projects over the next 5 - 7 years.

2016/2017

Witan Gate House

In November 2016, 120 of our staff moved off-site to our new offices located in Central Milton Keynes (opposite The Hub). The fully air-conditioned offices boast two kitchens, a board room, breakout areas and large meeting rooms. The building which the office is in also offers Trust staff changing facilities, outdoor areas and secure parking.

The move will allow the Trust to better utilise space on site for clinical purposes.

New 20 bed ward - Ward 24

In February 2017, we opened ward 24 - our brand new 20-bed surgical ward which will allow us to increase and improve elective activity for our patients. 

The new ward, which will help the hospital deal with the ever-increasing demand for its services throughout the year, has been built next to the Treatment Centre (which is currently also the hospital's main entrance) as well as our theatres department - allowing for a quick and effective transfer for our patients. 

More information can be found here.

2017/2018

New Main Entrance

Milton Keynes University Hospital’s new main entrance is now open.

The new entrance is located outside of the main outpatients building, opposite the multi-storey car park. The area includes a Costa Coffee, a Subway and a Little Fresh – a convenience store that can tailor it’s product offerings depending on local demand. More importantly, the new building contains an additional 80 seats for staff, patients and visitors to unwind.

More information can be found here

Build an Academic centre

As part of our joint medical school venture with the University of Buckingham, work has begun on an Academic Centre which will be located near the main roundabout when you first arrive at the hospital. 

This building will allow us to attract, train and retain the doctors and nurses of tomorrow. Included in the building will be a 200 seated lecture theatre, simulation suites, boardroom and classrooms. 

The build of the academic centre began in January 2017 and is expected to be completed by early 2018. 

More information can be found here.

2018/2019

A Cancer centre

We are designing a new Cancer Centre that will allow us to provide more complex cancer treatments for our patients here at the hospital, whereas currently they have to travel to Northampton or Oxford. The developments are currently in the planning phase and we will update you with more information closer to the time.

Important public information - New Main Entrance now open

New Main Entrance

NME - web

Milton Keynes University Hospital’s new main entrance is now open.

The new entrance is located outside of the main outpatients building, opposite the multi-storey car park. The area includes a Costa Coffee, a Subway and a Little Fresh – a convenience store that can tailor it’s product offerings depending on local demand. More importantly, the new building contains an additional 80 seats for staff, patients and visitors to unwind.

Patients and visitors of the hospital will further benefit from a manned reception desk, a Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) lounge and an Information, Advice and Support centre provided by Carers Milton Keynes and Age UK Milton Keynes.

The reception desk at the main entrance will be manned at the following times:

  • Monday – Friday: 8am – 6pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10am – 6pm

The security team will be on hand outside of these hours to support with any requests. 

The opening times for the retail outlets are as follows:

Retail outlet

Monday – Friday

Saturday

Sunday & Public holidays

Costa

7:00am – 9:00pm

9:00am – 6:00pm

9:00am – 6:00pm

Subway

7:00am – 9:00pm

7:00am – 9:00pm

8:00am – 9:00pm

Little Fresh

7:00am – 8:00pm

9:00am – 6:00pm

9:00am – 6:00pm

Please note that the doors to the main entrance will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

There are six drop off / pick up spaces located directly outside the new main entrance. These are set down spaces and should only be used for dropping off or picking up patients and visitors. Taxis and private hire vehicles can also use this area.

All patients that have an outpatient appointment and visitors of all inpatient wards should enter through the main entrance and follow the appropriate signage. Work is underway on the construction of a link corridor between the main entrance and the main outpatients building and it is anticipated that this will be completed by the end of June. As a result, access to entrance 3 and entrance 4 are now permanently closed. This is to ensure that all future access into the hospital is connected, safe and undercover.

The Trust no longer have numbered entrances leading to outpatients apart from entrance 1 and entrance 2 which remain. Entrances 3, 4, 5 and 6 form part of the main entrance and entry should be through the main doors. A new wayfinding system has recently been introduced to colour code the hospital into five areas; yellow, green, blue, orange and purple. Patient letters will direct you to the appropriate zone before signage will lead you to the correct area. To see the coloured zones of the hospital, please click here.

The multi-storey car park continues to be the most suitable place for patients and visitors to park. Level 1 (ground) and level 2 are dedicated to visitors with disabled bays being located on both – these are free for blue badge holders. Parking in all MKUH car parks is free for the first 30 minutes so that if assistance is required for patients to get to their intended destination, visitors will not be charged for this. Users will not need to validate their ticket on exit of the car park – the same ticket obtained on arrival will allow you to exit without charge.

To mark the occasion as an important milestone in the hospital’s future, the Trust will be holding an official opening of the main entrance on Thursday 13 July. More information on this event will be shared closer to the time. 

Images of the new main entrance

Interior - web

Costa - web

Subway - web

Little Fresh - web

Hospital map

To download a copy of the latest hospital map, please click here.

Press release

To read our press release for the opening of the new main entrance, please click here.

Enquiries

For any enquiries regarding the new main entrance please email - NME.Enquiries@mkuh.nhs.uk

Ward 24

Ward 24 - Now open!

Ward 24 - nurses station

Ward 24 web

Ward 24 will provide us with 20 additional beds which will support the organisation in continuing to provide effective and timely care for the ever-growing population of Milton Keynes. This is a really exciting time for the hospital as we seek to increase and improve elective activity for our patients. 

The ward will be located on the car park outside of the Treatment Centre with a link corridor being constructed between the doors to ward 24 and the side entrance to the Treatment Centre. The ward has also been located close to our theatres department to ensure a quick and effective transfer of patients. Patient drop off / pick up has been relocated to a more secure area on the first (ground) floor of the multi-storey car park. There is also a drop off / pick up area close to the MRI centre which has space for four cars - this will be continuously monitored to ensure the safety of all visitors. 

Construction began in October 2016 and the ward was officially unveiled by CEO Joe Harrison on Friday 24 February 2017 - you can read the story here.

A number of images are now available:

Internal images

External images

2017/18

In 2017/18 we are planning to:

Build an Academic centre

Academic Centre 1

As part of our joint medical school venture with the University of Buckingham we will be building an academic centre near the main roundabout when you first arrive at the hospital.

This is an important milestone in our journey to becoming a centre of excellence for education.

The build of the academic centre is scheduled to begin in January 2017 and be complete at the beginning of 2018. 

2018-19

In 2018-2019 we are planning to:

Create a new Cancer centre

We are designing a new cancer centre that will allow us to provide more complex cancer treatments for our patients here at the hospital, whereas currently they have to travel to Northampton or Oxford.