The Mayor of Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, Cllr Thay Thayalan and David Marshall, Chief Executive of New Victoria Hospital, Kingston upon Thames, opened the doors to New Victoria Hospital’s brand new reception and outpatient suite today, 8th April. They greeted the first patients to the new facility along with Gill Welch, Director of Clinical Services.
This marks the completion of the Hospital’s extensive £30m redevelopment. The new entrance and reception lead into a modern, fit-for-purpose outpatient facility with increased capacity. This includes twelve consulting rooms, a cardiac diagnostic room, five treatment rooms including for colposcopy, audiology and phlebotomy.
The Mayor of Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, Cllr Thay Thayalan, said “Congratulations to New Victoria Hospital for completion of this impressive redevelopment, which provides top class facilities for patients and staff alike. It is particularly timely as the Hospital marks its 60th anniversary.”
David Marshall, Chief Executive, New Victoria Hospital, said “We are delighted that the building work is finally finished and we can reveal our new main entrance, which sits alongside Coombe Lane West. For the first time, people can see the Hospital from the road. In addition to the entrance and reception, we have gained a redeveloped outpatient department with more space. Our patients will continue to receive the quality of care we have always provided, but this will now be in a five star environment. Our staff have continued to work in difficult circumstances during all the building work and now they will be able to do their jobs in a more comfortable environment in purpose built facilities.
“The Hospital has been here for 60 years. My vision is to develop the Hospital for another 60 years. It’s recognised as a leading provider of safe, robust health services, and has an excellent reputation. The redevelopment will further enhance our position in the local community.”
A plaque to commemorate the new outpatient suite will be unveiled by HRH Princess Alexandra on Saturday 11 May.
The redevelopment completes the construction of The Victoria Foundation Wing, which opened in 2016. This houses four state of the art theatres, a new fourteen-bed day surgery unit and a new CT scanner with cardiac diagnostic facility.
The Hospital is owned by parent charity The Victoria Foundation which helps to transform lives through medical provision or by ensuring that young people destined to become the future generations of doctors are not prevented from doing so through lack of finances.