Croydon Conservatives are delighted to hear that Croydon University Hospital is to receive multi million pound boost of £12.7 to improve the hospital’s intensive treatment and High dependency units, writes shadow cabinet member for health & adult social care, Cllr Yvette Hopley.
This significant Conservative Government funding will allow for the refurbishment of the hospital’s current critical care wards and will provide more comfortable and private areas for Croydon’s most severely ill patients and their families.
The units will provide 24 intensive care and high dependency beds which will double the current space and will include more en-suite facilities, quiet rooms and waiting areas to support families at some of the most difficult times in their lives.
I am delighted that Croydon residents will benefit from further investment from a Conservative Government. This follows the £21 million investment in the new Emergency Department opened on 21 May 2019 and shows the commitment the new Prime Minister Boris Johnson has in assuring excellent services for residents in need of critical care. It is vital that Croydon residents who need this service can be cared for close to home and that those who are seriously ill will benefit from these excellent facilities.
Matthew Kershaw, Chief Executive of Croydon Health Services NHS Trust said “Sitting alongside our improved Emergency Department, our new critical care facilities will ensure the very best standards of care for our sickest patients in Croydon. These are the building blocks of a modern acute hospital and, as part of the local health and care plan, we are focusing more on how we can improve our services in the community as well.
“Our partnership working in Croydon is blazing a trail to give people more joined-up care and support in the borough. This latest development to transform our services will further advance our ambitions to make Croydon the place to be for healthcare workers to build their careers and for our local community to receive the very best care.
“Now that funding has been secured for critical care, we want to get started straight away. As we have updates on our plans and timescales for this redevelopment, we will be sure to share these with you. For now, we are pleased to celebrate today’s announcement and we will continue to deliver the outstanding care our patients, local community and staff deserve.”
These redevelopments will improve not only the facilities for our patients, but also the working environment for our staff. I’m very proud of the care we deliver to the people of Croydon and to all of the staff who make this possible”.