FUNDRAISING AT WEST MID HOSPITAL
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has approval to build a new Ambulatory Diagnostic Centre (ADC) at West Middlesex University Hospital.
The new facility will offer an expanded and enhanced provision for both diagnosing and treating cancer and renal disease – two of the largest health issues in the local area – and for imaging services such as MRIs and CAT scans.
Issues currently faced by staff and patients include cramped, outdated facilities and fragmented services, with local residents often having to travel out of borough for treatment.
This high-profile facility will:
- significantly increase the capacity for cancer and renal disease services, providing care for more local residents
- help reduce pressure on urgent care services in the main hospital
- replace and improve the existing education and training facilities for staff
- release space for redevelopment elsewhere in the hospital, as part of wider improvement plans
The project has a scheduled completion date of summer 2026.
£75m has already been committed to fund this vital capital project, including a £15m grant from NHS England.
WHY WE’RE RAISING MONEY FOR THE ADC
As part of its Thirty at Thirty fundraising appeal, CW+ has committed to raising £1.5m to add value to the core build. A programme of patient enhancements focusing on biophilia, comfort, colour, light, sound, art and music will humanise the ADC, creating the best possible environment for patient care and recovery. This will include:
- an uplift of furniture and materials, including the provision of Macmillan-approved chemotherapy chairs to increase comfort during long and uncomfortable bouts of treatment
- the optimisation of green spaces around the centre, in line with the Trust’s Sustainability Strategy, which includes a commitment to the sustainable development of new builds and facilities
- a more dynamic and engaging visual environment, including tried-and-tested digital interventions that provide distraction and support patients undergoing procedures that can be boring or painful
With your help, we can make it happen. For more information, please email Sarah McCullough, Director of Fundraising.