Providing a new world-class treatment centre
We’re helping King’s College Hospital to improve the experience of seriously ill and injured patients and their families by creating a new world-class Critical Care Centre. We have committed to raising £2.6 million for the Centre, which is due to open in 2019.
“Working with King’s College Hospital Charity has been an uplifting experience for me. Their focus is very much on innovation and excellent and I can’t think of a project that illustrates this point more effectively than the new Critical Care Centre.”
– Dr Tom Best, Consultant in Critical Care
No other UK hospital will provide the range of critical care King’s will be able to offer. Linked to the helipad, theatres and the emergency department, the Centre will be at the heart of a critical care service that will support more than 5,000 patients and 15,000 relatives each year.
Caring for mind and body
Dr Tom Best is one of the doctors leading the development of the new Centre. He said:
“We all know that King’s is unique and special. It’s already one of the largest critical care services in the country. Some of our most unwell patients spend weeks or even months in critical care while they recover from life-threatening conditions. During these prolonged hospital stays it’s vital that we care for the mind as well as the body. The often cramped, unfamiliar and noisy conditions found in critical care, and the lack of privacy and space for relatives, can all exacerbate the traumatic impact of critical illness and undermine recovery.”
Charity funding will improve the experience of patients and their families. New bedside technology, artwork and access to fresh air and the outside world will really make a difference to our patients’ stay. And our researchers will be able to monitor the benefits of technological and environmental enhancements on treatment and recovery for the most seriously ill patients.