King George Hospital opens £14m expansion of Elective Surgical Hub

Published: 24-May-2024

King George Hospital has expanded its Elective Surgical Hub with two new theatres

King George Hospital held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open its elective surgical hub expansion officially.

The expansion includes:

  • Two new theatres, which will enable an additional 100 operations a week, helping to reduce our waiting lists.
  • Double the number of recovery beds, and the space has been expanded for patients to be more comfortable during their recovery and have more room to themselves. 
  • Modern staff changing areas
  • Spacious storage rooms and offices.

Further, in terms of sustainability, the building has been carefully planned to reduce heat loss and save energy.

The building was also designed to house the latest innovative technology, allowing our students and staff opportunities to learn and develop their careers.

Zina Etheridge, Chief Executive of North East London Integrated Care System, said: “We’re working closely with the trusts to reduce health inequalities and this will help make a big difference. It’s an impressive facility with innovative technology, which will help provide the best possible experience for those being treated there.”

The building has been carefully planned to reduce heat loss and save energy

Matthew Trainer, Chief Executive of Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “The expansion has also helped to future-proof our hub, ensuring we can use the most up-to-date technology to benefit patients. Being able to provide an additional 100 operations each week once bedded in will make a huge difference in helping us get patients the care they need and reducing waits for treatment.”

The Elective Surgical Hub was one of the first across the country to be accredited as part of a national scheme that recognises high standards and commitment to training. 

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