Increased surgical capacity at London orthopaedic centre

Genmed provides equipment and project management expertise for theatre expansion

The new orthopaedic theatre will help the trust to address backlogs from the COVID-19 pandemic

A new theatre has opened at the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre to address the NHS waiting list backlog, with an additional 900 procedures expected to be performed within the first 12 months.

Genmed was appointed as the hospital’s managed service partner in June 2016 to provide financial and operational efficiencies across all non-clinical areas.

And, as part of the ongoing partnership, Genmed funded and procured all the equipment and project managed the complete theatre development project, by converting offices previously used for administration.

Mary Richardson, hospital director, said: “The new orthopaedic theatre and pre-assessment area are a fantastic facility for patients.

“The pre-assessment area provides the privacy and dignity patients require while getting ready for surgery as well as an excellent facility for our anaesthetists and surgeons.

“The new theatre is an extremely-modern facility with excellent technology, including to observe surgery as it takes place as well as providing a great teaching opportunity for trainee doctors.”

Genmed has also sourced and managed the build of a new consultation room within the reception area.

This will, in the main, help with the ‘Day Zero’ patient pathway which supports both patient outcomes and waiting lists.

Genmed was appointed to procure all the equipment and project manage the development of the new facility