Hello and welcome to the May edition of our newsletter for members – giving you early access to some of our news, activities and initiatives.


Don’t forget, anyone aged 14+ can become a member of Kingston Hospital – help us spread the word to friends, family members and colleagues – and if you would like to join our Members Reference Group to help shape our communications, email us at [email protected]We would love to hear from you.


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


You can find more information about how to get involved on our website.


The Kingston Hospital team

Email: [email protected]


Kingston Hospital's new surgical robot operates on first patient


The first patient to receive surgery using Kingston Hospital’s new
state of the art, surgical robot is back at home, following his recent successful procedure.


The use of surgical robotics promises to enable more accuracy and control during procedures, with patient benefits including less
invasive surgery with less post operative complications, faster recovery times and shorter stays in hospital.


Our robot was purchased thanks to the generosity of local resident and philanthropist Dame Marit Mohn, through a donation to Kingston Hospital Charity. 




Maternity triage official opening


Our new maternity triage at Kingston Hospital was officially opened
on Wednesday 17 April. Phil Hall, Chair in Common at Kingston Hospital and HRCH, and Nic Kane, Chief Nurse, attended the
opening event, and were given a tour around the new triage area
by Director of Midwifery, Marion Louki, and the team.


The new triage process is already benefiting those who use the unit, by bringing our waiting area and triage assessment booths into one single area in the unit.



Enhancing gallstone surgical services with new endoscopic device


A new endoscopic device is enhancing Kingston Hospital’s gallstone surgical services for patients.


The device, funded by Kingston Hospital Charity, is used during laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery and enables surgeons to provide
a 'one stop' solution for patients with gallstones.


Mr Ioannis Gerogiannis, Consultant General and Emergency
Surgeon, said: 
“This device gives our upper gastrointestinal and emergency cholecystectomy service the flexibility and ability to go
one step further. We are able to treat patients in ‘one go’, sorting out gallstones in the bile duct and any problems with the gallbladder in
the same operation, under one anaesthetic. It is early days, but I am
confident that this will definitely make a real difference to patient care.”



Our partnership with HRCH


To provide better and more joined-up care to our local people, Kingston Hospital is planning to merge with the NHS community services in Richmond (currently part of Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust), subject to NHS England and Secretary of State approval.


Most people won’t notice any immediate change. You will continue
to use the same services and go to appointments in the same way.


You can find out more about the partnership, read our FAQs and
ask a question or share a comment on our website.


You can also have your say on the proposed new name for our partnership.



Join us for a Night to Remember


This year, Kingston Hospital Charity’s memory walk, Night to
will take place on Saturday 7 September at 7pm.


With a choice of 6.5 or 13 miles, the Night to Remember charity
walk offers family, friends and colleagues the chance to come
together and celebrate the life of a loved one, whilst walking through the evening in support of Kingston Hospital.


Funds raised from this event will help our paediatric service to offer professional support to every family who suffers the devastation of losing a child.


To take advantage of the Early Bird ticket price, sign up online.


For further information, email Rupert Meredith-Jones on [email protected] or call 020 8073 5041.


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