hard hat tour of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital new Intensive Care Unit

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital was delighted to welcome Julia and Hans Rausing for its first 'hard hat' tour of the construction site for its new adult Intensive Care Unit. The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust has supported the Critical Care Campaign to significantly expand and redevelop the hospital's adult Intensive Care Unit.

The capacity of the new unit will increase by 45% providing care for over 1000 patients a year in a sensor rich environment including private bays, facilities for overnight accommodation in every room, and the latest state-of-the-art equipment. The hospital will create a patient-focused environment which will transform its care and patient experience. This innovative, new model of care and world-class environment will improve clinical outcomes, reduce costs, improve efficiency and reduce risks for its patients. It will become one of the leading Critical Care services in the UK, influencing NHS guidelines and best practice nationally and beyond.

The new unit is due to open in 2020 and will be named ‘The Julia and Hans Rausing Intensive Care Unit’ in recognition of the Trust’s contribution to the hospital's patients.

For more information please visit www.cwplus.org.uk