HRH the Duke of Kent will today open a new state-of-the-art Critical Care Unit at King Edward VII’s Hospital Sister Agnes in Marylebone. The new unit, named the ‘Michael Uren Critical Care Unit’ has been fully funded by a generous £762,000 donation from the Michael Uren Foundation.
The purpose built Critical Care Unit has four beds catering for both High Dependency and Intensive Care, offering dedicated, continuous and specialist care. It has been designed to provide ventilation and haemofiltration to patients concurrently as well as ensuring optimum hygiene at all times. Building work undertaken by Russell Cawberry Ltd began at the Hospital in July.
Following commencement of fundraising activities, The Michael Uren Foundation graciously offered to fully fund the project earlier this year. The Foundation has previously provided donations to the Hospital including payment for a new CT Scanner in April 2009.
The Hospital’s Chief Executive, John Lofthouse said: “It’s essential that any patient undergoing surgery at our hospital knows that they are in the very best of hands. Our new ‘Michael Uren Critical Care Unit’ means we can care for the most seriously ill patients and avoid the need to transfer to another hospital for specialist intensive care. The new unit means we can continue being at the forefront of private healthcare services. We’re immensely grateful to the Michael Uren Foundation for its generous donation, without which the unit wouldn’t be opening today”.