London Bridge Updates
at London Bridge Hospital
Refurbishment works continue across
London Bridge Hospital with theatre
building works well underway – the
stakeholders have all had input in the
design/layout and chosen the medical
equipment.We are currently choosing
the colour scheme and finishes. Building
works are nearing completion, with
new equipment soon to be installed.
The completion of these works will
be followed by commissioning and
Healthcare Commission approval, and
the theatres are scheduled to open in July.
Furthermore, the new dialysis unit has
recently been completed and is now up
and running in St Olaf House.
The planned move from the 2nd floor
main hospital will commence now that
London Bridge Hospital is pleased to
introduce the addition of a Rheumatology
Centre to its services.
It is becoming increasingly evident
that incisive diagnosis leading to early
treatment is vital.Whether it be the
management of acute shoulder pain,
back pain, knee problems or more
general problems, such as stiffness or
widespread aches and pains, referral to
the appropriate specialist is critical.
Current treatment options for the patient
with aches and pains can involve a GP
visit, referral to a hospital or, in some
cases, an operation or X-ray. However,
these solutions can take up valuable time.
dialysis has moved into its new unit.The
builders will begin work in the vacated
unit to turn that space into inpatient beds.
In addition to the new dialysis unit in St
Olaf House, Audrey Kerr, Angiography
Manager, now has a new administration
office and a fully compliant recovery bay
for the cath lab.
The new ICU, to be built out into the
atrium, is waiting on listed building
consent.This takes between 10 and 12
weeks, and work will commence once
the hospital receives approval. ICU will be
located on 3rd floor north, while further
work will take place in the atrium to
expand inpatient bedroom capacity on
the 4th and 5th floors.
The London Rheumatology Centre, led
by our team of dedicated Consultant
Rheumatologists, offers full medical
examinations and appropriate investigations.
Where appropriate, treatment in
the Rheumatology, Orthopaedic or
Physiotherapy Departments can also be
At London Bridge Hospital and our
satellite centre, 31 Old Broad Street,
we have over 20 orthopaedic surgeons,
sports medicine specialists, osteoporosis
consultants, physiotherapists and
full acute medicine services at our
disposal. On site, we have a range of
comprehensive X-ray, MRI, DEXA and
other diagnostic facilities available.
A Consultant Rheumatology
Opinion Within 48 Hours
The London Rheumatology Centre
To avoid delay, we can offer an initial appointment within 48 hours
in most cases. To make an appointment, please call
020 7234 2060
For further information, please visitwww.londonrheumatologycentre.com
or email[email protected]
For those patients requiring insurance cover, a GP referral letter is advised.