A refurbishment project that has expanded critical care in the borough of Croydon by relocating the hospital’s dedicated stroke unit to its Jubilee North Wing and converting the Jubilee South Wing’s ground floor into a new intensive treatment unit (ITU).
"The exciting new facility is an extremely important addition to our critical services here in Croydon. Our borough is one of the hardest-hit areas in England for stroke and Transient Ischaemic Attacks (TIA), which can often signal that a bigger and potentially more devastating stroke is on the way.
"Time is critical when a stroke strikes, so we work as part of a specialist network in London to give people the best care possible. What this new unit means is that we will be able to combine this care with the wraparound therapy and support needed to help more patients recover and regain their lives. This will also help our multidisciplinary teams to combine their skills and expertise to give people in Croydon much more coordinated support, in and out of hospital."
"This is a really proud moment for our Trust and a huge achievement for the team who have turned their years-long vision of a brand new ITU into a reality.
"So many hard working colleagues, both frontline and behind the scenes, have been involved in the design and development of the brand new unit and it’s thanks to our doctors, nurses, patients and relatives, and our contractors Kier, that we have been able to bring the new facility to life.
"By working together, we have been able to create an even better environment for our most critically ill and injured patients and their visitors, as well as a better area for our staff to work."
Chief Executive, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust