Milton Keynes University Hospital has become one of the first hospitals in the UK to enable users to go inside the building when using Google maps.
Harnessing the power of technology, patients and visitors are now able to go within the hospital corridors before they arrive and proactively move across the site to find their intended destination. Using directional arrows, users can begin to build an idea of how they can access the department they require once they arrive at an entrance to the hospital. Everything that you see when using the service (including the recently introduced zonal wayfinding signage), will be what you will see when you are actually in the hospital.
Although this service is currently not available as a wayfinding tool, the aim is to support the experience of patients before they arrive on site – so that when they are here for an appointment, or to visit a relative, they have an understanding of where their intended destination is located and how they can get there.
For privacy and security purposes, the access on Google maps is only permitted to hospital corridors and walkways. The navigational tools will take you to the doors of the ward and department you require but will not allow you to enter these areas.
This is a new venture for the hospital and not all areas of the site are presently available to view from inside. Your feedback is welcomed and if you have any comments or suggestions for how this service can be improved, please let us know by emailing communic[email protected].
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