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Intensive care unit opens

​​Celebrations at the opening of Torbay Hospital's £15million intensive care unit
Torbay Hospital’s new intensive care unit has opened, offering the latest services for patients’ treatment.

The £15million unit includes dedicated accommodation facilities for relatives of patients, a new mai​n entrance with a café, a convenience shop, and additional public amenities such as baby-changing and fully-accessible toilet facilities.

Sir Richard Ibbotson, chairman of Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, said: “The first seeds were planted for this project a number of years ago and I, on behalf of the Trust, cannot thank everyone enough for their hard work in seeing this project come to fruition.

“The opening ceremony was a very proud and exciting moment for the Trust, as this project will transform the delivery of care for our patients, visitors and staff. 

“By working together, we have been able to create an even better environment for our patients, their visitors, as well as for our staff in which to work. These fabulous new facilities offer a modern, patient-focused and easily accessible setting for everyone.”

Preparations at the site began in March 2015 and more than 600 people have worked on it. The hospital’s League of Friends raised £1.6million for the project. The doors of new main entrance open to the public on Friday 24 February.