Final plans revealed for Rob Burrow MND treatment centre in Leeds

The plans have now been submitted to Leeds City Council.

The final designs for a motor neurone treatment centre named after rugby legend Rob Burrow have been revealed.

The new site which will be based at Seacroft Hospital, is hoped to be the flagship centre for care provision in the north.

The final plans show how the new centre will feature a central courtyard, large internal rooms and shared communal spaces for patients and families.

The former rugby league star was diagnosed with MND in 2019.

Since then, Rob and his ex-Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield have been raising awareness and funds for those suffering with the disease.

This includes funds for the new state-of-the-art treatment centre.

Image: Leeds Hospitals Charity

    So far, an incredible £5.4 million has been raised towards Leeds Hospitals Charity target of £6.8m.

    The facility will include an east and west wing which will house the main clinical space connected via a central atrium.

    The first floor will include a staff area to provide a space away from clinical areas, whilst the central space will be a community focused area for families to observe patients in a relaxed setting.

    Image: Leeds Hospitals Charity

    There will be quiet reading spaces, dining areas as well as activity rooms.

    Leeds Hospital Charity have said the centre will utilise the surrounding landscape of trees and will also include new landscaped gardens.

    The plans have now been submitted to Leeds City Council.

    Esther Wakeman, CEO Leeds Hospitals Charity, said:“This is an important milestone in our journey to build the Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease here in Leeds. I have met with many patients and their families, including Rob, who have helped us share the importance of this new centre.

    “Thank you to everyone who has fundraised, we’re almost at the finish line, with £1.5million left to reach our fundraising target. I hope these designs and plans show our supporters how their donation will be spent to make a real difference”

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