Funding a New Vascular Unit
LNWH Charity has made its single, largest donation ever - £1.5 million to fund a new Vascular Unit at Northwick Park Hospital, combining vibrant, modern design with cutting edge, innovative healthcare.
Vascular conditions affect the arteries and veins that carry blood throughout the body, impacting on a wide variety of conditions such as strokes, leg ulcers, diabetes-related diseases, varicose veins and aneurysms where the main artery in the body balloons under the pressure of the blood flow and is at risk of bursting. It is estimated that a staggering 7 million people in the UK are currently living with heart and circulatory disease in the UK.
In order to address this growing health issue, LNWH Charity has funded a brand new, state-of-the-art purpose-built vascular unit at Northwick Park Hospital, which aims to revolutionise the way in which vascular patients in North London are screened, treated and monitored.
Work commenced on Tuesday, 3rd July 2018 and since then a whopping 18,600 meters of cable and 253 lights have been installed throughout the unit. Dementia-friendly flooring and décor have also been fitted, with ultramodern pieces of radiology equipment waiting to be moved in soon.
The new unit houses a reception area, a spacious patients’ waiting room with 26 seats, eight adjoining ‘Jack and Jill’ clinical and consultation rooms, a variety of treatment rooms and a screening area, all designed to integrate the journey vascular patients have at various stages of their treatment and recovery.
This unique concept of fully-integrated care will see both consultant vascular surgeons and consultant interventional radiologists work side-by-side in the same unit, helping NPH deliver a more seamless and comprehensive vascular service to our patients across North West London – as well as providing a stunning, modern work environment for our amazing staff.
“It’s a really exciting time for all of us here at Northwick Park Hospital. We are committed to providing the highest possible standard of care and have been working very hard over the last few years to come up with this pioneering approach to vascular treatment and we are absolutely delighted to have our new unit up and running. The new West London Vascular & Interventional Centre will make a real and tangible difference to the lives of people who are living with vascular conditions.”
Jackie Trant, Vascular Nurse Practitioner