£80million new diagnostic centre approved for patients as West Middlesex University Hospital prepares for construction this spring

By Heather Nicholls

14th Feb 2024 | Local News

£80million new diagnostic centre approved for patients as West Middlesex University Hospital prepares for construction this spring
£80million new diagnostic centre approved for patients as West Middlesex University Hospital prepares for construction this spring

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has announced its final approval for the construction of a state-of-the-art Ambulatory Diagnostic Centre (ADC) at West Middlesex University Hospital.

This comes after the Final Business Case was approved by the North West London Acute Provider Collaborative Board in Common.

Construction work is due to start in spring 2024 and aims to be complete by summer 2026.

The new five-storey facility will provide vital diagnostic and treatment services in cancer, renal and imaging for local residents in Hounslow, Richmond and Ealing.

It aims to reduce health inequalities, improve patient outcomes and provide care closer to home – freeing up space in the main hospital for inpatient care.

Cancer and renal disease account for one of the largest health impacts for the local population.

The ADC will double capacity for these services, ensuring that the local community can access treatment locally.

The new £80 million investment is the largest capital project that the Trust has ever run, which includes a £16.5 million capital grant from NHS England.

The centre will support outpatient care and will offer day services for patients, opening approximately 12 hours per day, 6 days a week.

Lesley Watts CBE, Chief Executive of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said: "I'm delighted that this new diagnostic centre at West Middlesex Hospital will bring care closer to home for hundreds of thousands of local residents.

"Thanks to this investment, we will speed up diagnosis and treatment helping improve outcomes for patients in our community for years to come."

The Trust's official charity, CW+ are seeking to raise £1.5m of donations to support with the new landmark facility.

Fundraising efforts will go towards enhancing the patient experience, through improvements to furniture, green spaces and a more dynamic visual environment. 

The new development is designed to be an all-electric building and supports the Trust's commitment to the sustainable development of new builds and facilities.

The ADC will include a modern education facility, which will improve the skills and knowledge of staff.

The development will help future-proof recruitment and retention of staff within the local community.

     

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