Queen’s Hospital opens new £7.5m state-of-the-art Jubilee ITU

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Queen’s Hospital in Romford has opened a new state-of-the-art ITU named ‘Jubilee ITU’, in honour of the Queen’s historic 70-year reign

A state-of-the-art Jubilee ITU has been designed to help manage critical care demand in the local area.

As part of an £11.5m investment to upgrade and expand critical care departments, the Jubilee ITU is managed by Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT).

Another investment of £4m has been put into upgrading King George Hospital with work expected to be finished by the end of March 2022.

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‘Our new Jubilee ITU will help us treat our sickest patients’

BHRUT chair Jacqui Smith said: “Our new Jubilee ITU will help us treat our sickest patients in a state-of-the-art environment.

“It will also play a key role as we continue to reduce surgical waiting lists as the increase in beds provides flexibility to treat people who have been waiting for operations faster.”

Key features of the purpose-built ITU include:

  • the addition of 15 beds
  • the flexibility to increase to 25 beds during busy winter months
  • bright and airy space for staff and patients
  • air handling unit to provide sophisticated ventilation

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Essential care in a modern, state-of-the-art environment

Partner at Ingleton Wood Paul Cavalier said:

“We were pleased to support the Jubilee ITU which will save more lives and provide patients with cutting-edge equipment in a modern environment for generations to come.

“We worked hand-in-hand with BHRUT to design and deliver the project with care and put the communities across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge in the best possible position to cope with healthcare needs.”

Andrew Rosindell MP, who cut the ribbon at the official opening of the Jubilee ITU, added:

“It’s incredible to see such a new, modern facility providing the extra capacity needed for patient care.”

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