London Bridge Hospital along with several other well known private hospitals in London belong to HCA International, the largest private operator of health care facilities in the world.
The hospital opened in 1986 following the redevelopment of Chamberlain’s Wharf. London Bridge Hospital along with several other well known private hospitals in London belong to HCA International, the largest private operator of health care facilities in the world.
The Private Hospital opened its new and expanded critical care unit this week.
The new unit has 15 beds, 10 of which are single rooms and one of which is a dedicated respiratory isolation room. Each of the rooms is fitted with LC SmartGlass windows which become opaque when privacy is required.
LC SmartGlass by SmartGlass International provides added value and increased flexibility in new build and refurbishment hospital designs, helps reduce HCAIs, improves working environments and increases the well being of occupants. LC SmartGlass provides healthcare patients with privacy and dignity allowing them to be protected at all times in a clean and safe environment which is proven to speed up recovery time and improve general patient well being.
LC SmartGlass offers a sheer, easily cleaned surface replacing traditional blind systems which are difficult to clean & maintain and high risk in terms of harbouring dirt and bacteria associated with super bugs such as MRSA.
John Reay, chief executive officer of London Bridge Hospital, said the unit has been built to meet a growing demand for critical care services.
He said: “With the increasing complexity and the growing range of tertiary medicine we provide, the new CCU helps provide additional care and enhances safety for patients. In the future, doctors and patients should expect all private hospitals to have a unit of this standard.”
The unit enables the intensive care teams to offer an enhanced one-to-one treatment service.
Carol Horsey, head of clinical services at London Bridge Hospital, said: “Individual rooms can aid recovery time and provide privacy for the patient and their family at a time which can be a very stressful and emotional period. The individual rooms also allow for increased infection control benefits for patients.