A new £8m Urology Investigation and Treatment Centre (UITC) at Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath has reached an important milestone with the delivery of the modules needed to create the building.
The centre, which opens this autumn, will be able to accommodate at least 1,000 new patients each month, more than double the current capacity.
The space and facilities in the centre will allow different specialists from the urology multi-disciplinary team to see patients on the same day, under one roof. Most patients will only have to visit the centre once, with diagnosis, treatment, discharge or referral happening during a single visit.
This more efficient way of managing patient care will help to create the extra capacity in the new centre. The Urology service is also increasing the size of its clinical team to make sure as many patients as possible can benefit from these improvements.
Urology outpatient and treatment facilities will move from the main building at Princess Royal Hospital to the new centre, which is nearby on the main hospital site, this autumn.
With the building modules delivered the structure of the new centre will soon be complete and work will start on the internal fitout.
Martin Glazebrook, capital project manager for the UITC said, “This project combines the refit of an existing building with these new modules to provide a large, purpose-designed unit for our colleagues in Urology. It’s a real pleasure to work on projects that you know will make such a difference to the experience of patients.”