"The worst designed hospital in europe"
About: Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Birmingham B15 2WB
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Had to visit a friend in ward 411, which from the car park appeared to be about 300 metres My Wife who was with me made a mistake so we ended up at ward 511 which I understand is immediately above 411. You would imagine that it would be a case of going down one flight of stairs to arrive at the correct ward, but no, we had to retrace our steps about 200 metres or so to do this. Why was the hospital not designed around the 3 elements with the reception and lifts in the middle of the structure. Did the person responsible for the design consider elderly people visiting relatives? I have spoken to other people about this and they all say the same thing - not fit for purpose. (Even the staff complain about the endless walking)