UCLH upgrades private ward at neurology unit

The private ward at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, closed since June, is due to re-open this month after undergoing a major transformation as part of a refurbishment programme across University College London Hosp­ital Private Healthcare. 

Its project includes general improvements to ward infrastructure, a complete refurbishment of all 18 bedrooms, redesigned bathrooms to make them more accessible for patients with neurological conditions, the adaption of a bedroom and en suite bathrooms for bariatric patients.

Kerensa Heffron, director of UCLH Private Healthcare, said: ‘We believe all of these changes will vastly improve the experience we will be able to offer our patients.’

The trust reported private patient income of £5.8m in the 2020-21 accounts, down 73% due to Covid-19 from £21.7m the year before. a decline from 2.21% to 0.53% of total income.