Government Announces Investment Funds to Modernise Services at Princess Royal Hospital
The Princess Royal University Hospital (PRU) at South London Healthcare NHS Trust will get £5.2 million to deliver improvements in their emergency and maternity services, the Government announced today.
The proposed scheme will deliver the following improvements at the Princess Royal University Hospital, which are in line with the Trust’s clinical services strategy:
- An expanded A&E department to provide the physical capacity required to support the new model of care following the implementation of the two site acute site model. It includes additional majors bays and the remodelling of the UCC to create new patient flows for walk-in patients.
- Creation of the required consultant led delivery capacity (CLDU) in maternity services.
- Increased space for day surgery through the creation of additional trolley and recovery space.
The investment for A&E is about improving the location of services, expanding the physical number of bays and a new "front-door" approach for all patients, minors and majors, working in a more integrated way with the urgent care centre.
The PRU is one of the many hospitals across England to receive funding for new operating theatres, A&E departments and other services as well as new scanners and ultrasound equipment as part of the overall £330 million allocation for England.
Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said:
"I want NHS patients across South London to get the best care and treatment."
"We have saved money in central capital budgets this year which means we can spend more money on improving NHS facilities. This will mean that more patients in Bromley will benefit from the latest world class equipment."
South London Healthcare NHS Trust, Chief Executive, Chris Streather said; "We are delighted to receive this funding, it will improve services for our patients and result in better clinical care."
Funding is subject to the approval of the full business case.