A new bridge providing direct access from the tram platform into Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC) has opened to patients, visitors and staff.
Named in honour of Professor Sir Peter Mansfield, one of Nottingham’s most celebrated scientists who died earlier this year, the bridge is 90 metres long and eight metres off the ground.
It has two rest areas and folded seating areas, along with a meet and greet area for volunteers to help them direct patients and visitors to various points in the hospital.
Members of the Nobel prize winner’s family, who already has a tram named after him in recognition of his work on the development of MRI scanners, joined hospital staff, representatives from the QMC, Nottingham City Council, The University of Nottingham and NET, patients and volunteers in celebrations to mark the opening of the new bridge today (Friday, July 28).
The date of the opened is also significant, as it coincides with the 40th anniversary of HM The Queen officially opened the QMC, which was the first purpose-built teaching hospital in the UK.