Cromwell Hospital’s bid to attract top clinicians

A major expansion at London’s Cromwell Hospital is tipped to help it attract more world-class consultants.

It has announced it will enlarge into the adjoining Lexham Gardens building and increase  capacity to treat more patients.

The adjacent and connecting site has been designed to provide an enhanced patient experience through comfortable and spacious outpatient facilities, state-of-the art radiology and therapies departments. 

Redevelopment delivers a new theatre, the hospital’s third MRI scanner and new staff welfare facilities. 

Chief Philip Luce said: ‘This is an exciting opportunity for the hospital and we’re looking forward to being able to offer more services to patients, providing them with high-quality care and treatment. 

‘The expansion will also help us to attract more world-class consultants to the hospital, to continue providing leading innovative treatments for our patients.’

Improved efficiency

New technologies and improved efficiency will seek to reduce carbon emissions, while the building has already been rated as ‘excellent’ by BREEAM, the leading science-based validation and certification for sustainable built environments.

Sarah Melia, general manager for Bupa Health Services, said: ‘This hospital expansion is part of our long-term transformation and growth strategy. We want to keep growing our hospital services to provide world-class treatment for our patients and this expansion demonstrates this continued commitment.

‘We’re expecting to open the hospital extension in 2024 and are looking forward to welcoming patients to our new facilities.’ 

The new development supports the Bupa owners’ ambition to be net zero by 2040. The 33,000 square feet site was formerly the Mercure Kensington Hotel. Building work starts this month.