We are always looking to improve the facilities at the Trust so we can provide the best possible patient care. Here are some of our current refurbishment and construction projects at our Denmark Hill site.
King’s is home to the largest Major Trauma Centre in the south of England and is the hub for the South East London, Kent and Medway (SELKaM) major trauma network, providing specialist emergency cover for 5.5 million people.
Air ambulances bringing patients to our Emergency Department currently have to land in Ruskin Park. Patients are then transferred to us by road. Having an on-site helipad will reduce this transfer time from 20 minutes to just 5, saving valuable time for critical trauma patients.
After many months of fundraising for our Time is Life appeal, we’re now on our way to having our own helipad, one of only three in London. Construction work has started on the roof of Ruskin Wing and our much needed Helipad is nearing completion. We will be announcing a launch date later in 2016. Thanks to everyone who supported the Helipad appeal.
Work has begun to create a new, 60-bed Critical Care Unit (CCU). The £65 million facility is being built on top of an existing surgical block.
Set over two floors, the CCU will be equipped with state-of-the-art assessment and monitoring equipment, and provide a better environment for patients and staff.
Many of our patients will spend weeks and sometimes months in the CCU. So a team of medical staff and patients is working with our facilities team on the interior design of the new facility, to ensure it provides the best possible environment for patients to help them get better. This is also important for patients’ relatives, who often spend hours and days by their bedsides.