Major update on Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow and the Motor Neurone Disease Centre

The blueprint for the new state-of-the art Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease in Leeds has been revealed by architects.

The first concept designs have been released and were presented to the Leeds Rhinos legend and his family who could not be happier of the plans.

It’s a huge development in the project and shows how the centre will include a central courtyard garden, large internal rooms as well as shared spaces for patients and their families and carers to relax before, during and after treatments.

Rob’s wife Lindsey Burrow told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “We’re absolutely blown away by the designs that we have seen, it has certainly exceeded our expectations of what this centre could look like.

“For us, parking, accessibility and bright open spaces were the most important aspects, and it’s exciting to see that this centre will offer so much more. We’re really pleased.”

Claire Lang, specialist lead nurse said: “It has been really positive to see the first initial plans for the new centre and to really start to visualise what this will mean for our patients and those who support them.

“The centre will provide one location where people can experience holistic and seamless care, where we come to them and support them in a comfortable and inspiring location away from the challenges of their condition.

“We’re looking forward to the larger spaces that can accommodate wheelchairs and in seeing the possibilities that good technology can have on quality of life. Since this condition is relentlessly progressive, MND patients have complex changing needs and the new centre will be able to adapt to these.”

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5 months ago

You could have been a bit more sensitive and not put an ad about funerals below the picture of Rob!