State-of-the-art digestive centre launches in HSMA

NEWS - 25TH MAY 2017

A brand new centre of excellence for gastroenterology launched this week, providing Londoners with access to a range of high quality digestive services all under one roof. London Digestive Centre is part of HCA Healthcare UK

The Princess Grace Hospital has a rich history of treating a diverse range of gastrointestinal conditions—from haemorrhoid treatments, to the management of major conditions including liver and pancreatic cancer—and now this 12,000 square foot, purpose-built facility brings all of The Princess Grace’s clinical expertise together under one roof, in a highly specialised outpatient centre.

The London Digestive Centre will enable a complete assessment and holistic approach to care. With experienced consultants from London’s top teaching hospitals and support from clinical nurse specialists and dieticians based in the centre, it will provide a seamless diagnostic and treatment experience. With 17 consulting rooms and over 40 consultants at London Digestive Centre, patients can be assured that they’ll be treated quickly by an expert.

Innovations and expertise
The centre, situated at 41 Welbeck Street, Marylebone, will enable patients to benefit from innovations and expertise from across the HCA Healthcare UK group, as well as the hospital’s state-of-the-art facilities and diagnostic equipment, which include MRI and CT scanners, as well as Fibro-scan and Nanoknife—the pioneering new cancer treatment. Private GP appointments will also be available at the facility, as well as ENT appointments.

Prof Ameet Patel, consultant general surgeon and medical director of London Digestive Centre, said: “With this integrated approach to digestive healthcare, we’re able to ensure patients get the care they need as soon as possible. As consultants, we are able to cross-refer to each other when appropriate, and being in one location means that we can liaise with each other efficiently. The equipment at London Digestive Centre has been tailored specially to the needs of digestive, liver and pancreatic services, meaning that we can provide the best possible care for our patients.”

Live-streaming technology
Charlotte Tempest, chief executive officer of The Princess Grace Hospital, said: “The Digestive Centre is a real asset for The Princess Grace Hospital. The Centre will enable us to continue providing world class care to our patients in purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities, with staff working as part of multi-disciplinary teams, as well as using live-streaming technology to engage with specialists from around the globe. Our philosophy is very much about providing expert, individualised care to our patients.”

For more information, visit London Digestive Centre