Hello and welcome to the November newsletter for members of Kingston Hospital. We hope you enjoy reading our latest updates and would love to hear from you if there are any topics you would like to know more about in future editions.


We are also inviting members to join our new reference group to share feedback on communication materials, planned projects and public engagement opportunities – if you’re interested in being a part of the group, email us at [email protected]


Don’t forget, anyone aged 14+ can sign up online to be a member of Kingston Hospital, so do spread the word to friends, family members and colleagues, and if you would like to find out more about the ways you can get involved, further information is available on our website.


There is also still time to vote in our Council of Governors electionsif you haven't already - voting closes on 20 November. 


Wishing a very warm welcome to all our new members and thank you to you all, for your support.

The Kingston Hospital team

Email: [email protected]



Share your views on the future of local hospital and community services

At Kingston Hospital and Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare (HRCH) we are developing a new joint strategy for
healthcare in Kingston, Richmond and surrounding boroughs.


It is important to us that we are delivering services that work for our patients, service users and local population. Join us at one of our
public roadshows on 30 November or 5 December, have a
conversation with some of our health professionals and tell us
your thoughts on how we can provide high quality services to help
people remain well.



Watch a short film about our plans to build a new intensive care unit


Planning continues to build a new intensive care unit (ICU) within
Kingston Hospital.


In our short film, one of our intensive care medicine consultants, a
lead architect, and a former ICU patient explain more about the project.





Opening a new digital design and manufacturing facility


We recently celebrated the launch of our state-of-the-art digital clinical
design and manufacturing lab, funded by Kingston Hospital Charity.


Using high-precision scanners, specialised design software and
medical grade 3D printers, the lab can produce items including
hearing aids and orthodontic appliances for patients, as well as
surgical equipment.




Electric vehicles arrive at Kingston Hospital 


The hospital has recently changed its pool vehicles over to electric.
The new vehicles replace diesel vans and better reflect the environmentally friendly approach the Trust is looking to take.
The vehicles have sufficient range to be used throughout the day
and are recharged using the hospital’s own facilities overnight.


Our pool vehicles are primarily used by Occupational Therapy and
Virtual Ward teams, but are also available to any member of staff
who may need to use them for work purposes.




Volunteering focus: A Q&A with our Specialist Deconditioning Physiotherapist


Specialist Deconditioning Physiotherapist, Brooke Holden, has recently started a new role, funded by Kingston Hospital Charity. Partnering with care homes and GP practices in Kingston and Richmond, Brooke can now work with a team of trained volunteers
to tackle the risks associated with deconditioning across our communities.


Laura Greene, Head of Volunteering and Community Partnerships talks to Brooke about her career, her vision and about how Kingston Hospital’s members and supporters can get involved in the
Community Rehabilitation Volunteering Service.




Accessibility Guide launched in partnership with AccessAble


As part of our ongoing commitment to improving accessibility for
patients and visitors, Kingston Hospital has worked with AccessAble
to create detailed access guides to wards, departments and
supporting facilities.


AccessAble is the UK’s leading provider of detailed disabled access
information and provides support to over 90 NHS Trusts.


The guides contain information, including photographs, to help patients and visitors plan their journey around the hospital and cover everything from parking facilities, walking distances, accessible toilets and hearing loop locations.



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