Construction firm Kier has handed over Royal Brompton Hospital’s new specialist diagnostic facility in Chelsea to Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.
The new diagnostic centre offers a wide range of services including CT, MRI, ultrasound, echocardiogram, interventional radiology, transoesophageal echocardiogram (TOE) and bronchoscopy scanning services for the Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals estate.
Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals estate is the largest heart and lung centre in the UK.
Kier Construction London, South & Strategic Projects managing director David McKenzie said: “We are delighted to hand over this state of the art imaging centre at Royal Brompton Hospital, enabling them to enhance their specialist diagnostics services whilst simultaneously increasing their education and research programmes.
“This project highlights our teams’ extensive experience and technical expertise in delivering complex healthcare facilities in live environments with extensive temporary works requirements.”
The new diagnostic centre is equipped with modern magnetic imaging resonance (MRI) scanners that will reduce scanning times.
Completion of the new centre will enable patients and staff to move between buildings and clinical departments via a convenient and secure route.
Royal Brompton and Harefield clinical group director of strategy and corporate affairs and diagnostic centre programme director Piers McCleery said: “Part of our commitment to improving patient care involves providing the best facilities to deliver specialist heart and lung treatment, and research – and the new Royal Brompton Diagnostic Centre delivers on just that.
“This is one of the largest projects ever carried out at Royal Brompton and Harefield, and it would not have been possible without huge contributions of time and effort from a large number of our staff.”