Work set to begin on £14m expansion of King George Hospital surgical hub

Work is to get underway on a £14million expansion of King George Hospital surgical hub in Goodmayes, including two new theatres, upgraded staff facilities, improved storage, and double the number of recovery beds. after Government funding was secured.

Thangadorai Amalesh, divisional director of surgery, said: “This is one of the most exciting investments I’ve seen for local people, and will help us to dramatically reduce waits experienced by patients for surgery.

“On average, we’ll be able to do around eight additional operations per day which will have a huge impact for patients. It will help people get the care they need, reducing pain and helping them get back to living fuller lives, faster. Not only that, these new, modern facilities will future-proof our surgical hub, ensuring it’s able to house the latest technology including surgical robotics.”

Work is due to begin at the end of this month and it is due to finish around spring 2024.

Artist’s impression of the expansion.

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Mick Ferris

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