The new Surgery Treatment Centre at Queen Mary’s Hospital is helping surgical teams at St George’s and Kingston Hospitals return elective surgery activity to pre-pandemic levels and safely treat more patients whilst reducing waiting times. 120 procedures can be carried out per week at the centre, which offers protected theatre time to make sure patients waiting for routine procedures get the treatment they need.
Since opening in June 2021 after being built in just four months, 1,200 patients from across South West London have received day surgery in one of the four new operating theatres at Queen Mary’s. Many patients have experienced longer waiting times for routine procedures as a result of steps that Trusts in south west London and across the country have taken to keep patients and hospitals safe during the pandemic.
Procedures carried out at the new centre include plastic surgery procedures for skin cancer, gynaecological, vascular, general surgery and maxillofacial procedures as well diagnostic urology procedures like cystoscopies.
Jo Farrar, Chief Executive at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said:
“We are delighted to be able to make use of this additional theatre capacity on the Queen Mary’s Hospital site, ensuring that more of our patients get the treatment they need in a timely way. It has been great to work with our NHS partners in South West London to get this additional capacity up and running so quickly for the benefit of local people.”