We are making improvements to Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) and Orpington Hospital. Over the next two years, there will be a number of exciting new building projects beginning across our sites.
Day Surgery Unit connecting corridor
We are building a new, permanent connecting corridor at the PRUH which will link up the South Wing of main hospital with the day surgery unit situated in the rear courtyard.
The new corridor will replace the temporary cover that has previously been in place. This will provide a more appropriate and pleasant experience for patients who are transferred between these two locations for their care.
The new connecting corridor will open in 2022.
Car park expansion
We are expanding the main car park. We are building a new, single-storey car parking deck which will be available for patients, visitors and staff to use. It will be situated at the front of the hospital.
The design of the expanded car parking area means that the majority of the structure can be built off site, before being delivered and fitted together. This should help limit any impact on the day to day running of the hospital, and reduce building noise for our neighbours. It also helps reduce waste and limits our impact of the environment.
The new car parking facility will open in winter 2022.
New Endoscopy Unit
In 2022, work will start on the construction of a brand new endoscopy unit.
By creating a state-of-the-art, purpose built endoscopy unit, we will be able to expand our existing endoscopy service, and treat more patients that we are able to currently.
By upgrading our facilities and creating a more pleasant hospital environment, we will enhance patient care and experience.
Staff wellbeing hub
The PRUH wellbeing hub is a calm space for staff. It offers a quiet place to recharge, as well as both practical and emotional support.
The hub opened in spring 2020.
We have built a new state-of-the-art operating theatre at Orpington Hospital.
The operating theatre and recovery suite means that our teams will be able to do many more orthopaedic procedures each year, reducing waiting times for people who need surgery for knee and hip replacements for example.
The steel used in the build has at least 25% recycled content and as the whole unit was built in an off-site factory – before being delivered and fitted together at the hospital – where 90% of the waste produced was also able to be recycled.
The theatre opened in summer 2022.
Staff wellbeing hub
The Orpington Hospital wellbeing hub is a calm space for staff. It offers a quiet place to recharge, as well as both practical and emotional support.
The hub opened in spring 2020. It move to a new, purpose-built location in the hospital courtyard in summer 2022.