The Rt Hon Professor Lord Kakkar PC, a leading surgeon in the field of thromboembolic disease and cancer-associated thrombosis, opened the new Surgery Centre at East Surrey Hospital on Monday 18 September.
The centre brings together expert surgical and specialist care for local people needing a wide range of day surgery and combines waiting and recovery areas and dedicated rooms for specialist pain and cystoscopy procedures. Space for the new Centre was created as a result of some reconfiguration of existing rooms and provides a tailor-made space for day surgery patients during their short time at the hospital.
Lord Kakkar said: “I was delighted to be asked to open the new Centre and pleased to have the opportunity to see the new area and specialist facilities and to meet the team.
It is good to see that patients living locally can get the treatment they need in a modern comfortable space designed for their needs that is close to home.”
Michael Wilson CBE, chief executive at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, said: “The new facilities at the Centre means that our teams of doctors, nurses and therapists can provide specialist care for patients.
“I am delighted that Lord Kakkar kindly agreed to come and open the Surgery Centre.”
It is anticipated that over 10,000 patients a year will be cared for by the Surgery Centre team, both as day cases and appointments.