Jeremy Hunt will launch a fundraising campaign to support the build of the new Cancer and Surgical Innovation Centre. This will dramatically improve patient experience, flow and capacity of our theatres, so that thousands more patients are able to receive essential surgical treatment every year.
The plans for the build are ambitious – the new facility will be designed for the highest quality patient experience and will support modern pathways of care for both a high volume of cancer surgery as well as benign specialties such as Trauma and Orthopaedics and Ophthalmology. Not only will they deliver world-class surgery and peri-operative care, the new centre will include an institute for research, training and education for the next generation of surgical specialists.
The project will involve:
· A full redesign of Royal Surrey’s theatre capacity;
· New spaces for patients to prepare, rest and recover from surgery;
· New equipment and technology;
· New theatres to increase capacity;
· And much more.
Clinical services that will use the new centre include: General surgery, Colorectal, Hepatobiliary, Oesophagogastric, Breast, Skin, Trauma and orthopaedics, Urology, Gynae-oncology, Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, ENT, Maxillofacial, Pain, Cardiology and Interventional Radiology.
With sufficient funding in place, work on the centre is expected to begin in 2022.