Today, Croydon Health Services has secured £12.7 million to improve the hospital’s intensive treatment and high dependency units, following an announcement by the Prime Minister of an extra £1.8 billion for NHS services around the UK.
The funding will allow the Trust to expand and refurbish the Trust’s current critical care wards, providing more comfortable and private areas for the borough’s most severely ill patients and their families. The brand new units will provide 24 intensive care and high dependency beds – almost doubling the current space, and will include more en-suite facilities, quiet rooms and waiting areas to support families at some of the most difficult times in their lives.
This extra funding for Croydon’s NHS from the Government is incredibly welcome and will enable Croydon University Hospital to provide some of the best health services possible for the people of Croydon and beyond. On top of the recently refurbished A&E department, I am delighted to see our excellent health services grow and adapt to the changing needs of our Borough by offering more joined-up care and support.