Apollo are very proud that the Rutland Surgery in Govan, Glasgow, has been shortlisted for an award in the Out-of-Hospital Care Facility Design category in the 2012 Building Better Healthcare awards. Apollo”s Johnny Dryburgh and Campbell Halliday will be attending the awards ceremony on November 9 when the winner will be announced. Rutland Surgery was one of two 3PD schemes shortlisted alongside two capital projects and one NHS LIFT scheme.
The Rutland Surgery provides accommodation four times larger than its former premises providing more efficient patient and ancillary services as well as additional health group and community use. The design was carefully honed to reflect surgery and patient needs. From space planning to detail design, equality of ‘access’, consideration of building users and their safety has influenced its form and detail – ‘barrier free’, entrance bench, wide corridors, baby changing/feeding, quiet room, sight lines, simple signage, acoustic walls/ceiling, washable terrazzo and rubber flooring, underfloor heating, infra-red controlled taps and integrated alarm systems have all resulted in a much richer building which not only contributes immensely to the patient experience but also positively to the Govan Road streetscape capturing the local history of Kinning Park and the Practice.