From The News' Portsmouth newspaper.... Quote..... Patients have been promised 'world -class facilities' once the Â£256m rebuild of Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham is complete. Specially-commissioned artwork, marble-effect tiling at the grand glass entrance, terracotta exterior cladding imported from Germany, more en-suite bathrooms and an 'under-the-sea' design theme are just a handful of the luxuries at the site. A new rehabilitation building complete with hydrotherapy pool, helipad, pathology and mortuary building as well as a Â£3m state-of-the art cancer lab funded by the hospital's Rocky Appeal are already up and running. But by June 15 all 3,500 rooms at the hospital are set to be complete. Glen Hewlett, director of development and estates at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, said: 'I think Carillion may be working up until 11.59pm the night before, but we will complete the hospital on time and on budget. 'This will be the most modern hospital in Europe. Patients deserve world-class care and world-class facilities. We aim to deliver both.' All wards are also being coated with antibacterial paint to minimise infection. Even the specially designed curtains contain an anti-microbial agent that keeps disease-causing bacteria at bay. Peter Mellor, company secretary, said: 'We can't just throw money at this project, but we're trying to make the new hospital as much like a five star hotel as possible. 'This is a one-off in that we will never see another hospital build like this in Portsmouth in our lifetimes, so we need to do the best job we can. 'A lot of local people will spend a lot of time here â either as patients, visitors or staff â so we want them to enjoy their surroundings and we want to provide the best.' ... unquote The full article contains 325 words and appears in The News newspaper. My Bold...... This government still does not get it...... The millions spent on fripperies could have gone towards the charity funded cancer equipment used there.