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University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust

Retail outlets to bring in a profit for Bristol trust

COMMERCIAL: University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust has been granted planning permission for a “welcome centre” at the Bristol Royal Infirmary.

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The revamped entrance area will feature a number of retail outlets and is forecast to make a small profit for the trust once the capital costs of the scheme have been repaid.

The Welcome Centre will also feature an improved main entrance and reception area and an art installation above the main entrance.

Chief executive Robert Woolley said: “Altering the front entrance to our main hospital precinct has been something I have wanted to achieve for many years, I am delighted that we will finally have an outstanding, welcoming, bright entrance for the many hundreds of thousands of patients and visitors we care for each year.”

The trust will start work on the welcome centre this summer and it is expected to be completed by the end of 2013.

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