Welcome to Kingston Hospital’s February newsletter – giving members early access to some of our news, activities and initiatives.


We hope you enjoy reading our latest updates and would love to hear from you if there are topics you would like us to consider for future editions.


Anyone aged 14+ can become a member of Kingston Hospital – help us spread the word to friends, family members and colleagues. You can find more information about how to get involved on our website.


Thank you for your support!

The Kingston Hospital team

Email: [email protected]


The Body Coach, Joe Wicks, helps to open new children's cancer unit


The Body Coach, online fitness sensation and author,

Joe Wicks MBE, recently joined staff and patients, alongside retired
consultant paediatrician, Dr Andrew Winrow, to open Kingston Hospital’s new children’s cancer unit, giving a new home to one

of the busiest children’s cancer shared care units in the South

East of England.


The unit will treat up to 65 children each month, in addition to
the children and young people who regularly visit for long-term
follow-up care.



National Maternity Survey recognises high-quality care in Kingston's maternity service


Findings from the Care Quality Commission’s National Maternity Survey have recognised the high level of care provided at Kingston Hospital’s maternity service. 


A total of 274 service users took part in the survey, which invited
them to rate their antenatal care, experience of labour and birth,
and postnatal care.

Results from the survey place Kingston Hospital’s maternity service among the top three London Trusts for care during pregnancy

and delivery, and care in hospital after birth. The Trust was also 

top in the region in the “Staff caring for you” category of survey questions.



Bond star opens state-of-the-art eye unit



Julian Glover, Bond villain and voice of the giant animatronic spider Aragog, in Harry Potter’s Chamber of Secrets, recently opened Kingston Hospital’s new retina eye unit, a centre for excellence in the treatment of retinal conditions. 


The Nadhmi Auchi Retina Centre, which was developed with the help of Kingston Hospital Charity, gives ophthalmologists access to state-of-the-art equipment and technology to diagnose and deliver specialist care for a wide range of retinal conditions. The new centre will also serve as a hub for innovation to explore and deliver new treatments. 



Our partnership with HRCH


Since 2020, Kingston Hospital and Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare (HRCH) have been working together more closely to improve the way we deliver healthcare services, working
in a more integrated way that benefits local people.


Back in September we submitted our strategic case for the merger
of Kingston Hospital and HRCH. NHS England have reviewed our strategic case, and we can now proceed with the development of
our full business case.


The suggested target date for merging our services is 1 October 2024 and we will be sharing regular email updates with members over
the coming weeks – look out for these updates and if you have any
feedback at any time, you can submit a question or a comment via our online form.



Join our Members Reference Group


Did you know, as a member of Kingston Hospital you can have your say on projects and developments at the hospital, feed back to us on strategies and initiatives, and help shape our communications?


The voices of our members are important to us, and we are looking for people to work more closely with us on a number of upcoming projects.


Help us spread the word and if you are interested in joining our Members Reference Group, please email us at [email protected] – we would love to hear from you!


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