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Prefabricated operating theatres craned into Evelina Children’s Hospital

Two new operating theatres were been lifted into position at the Evelina Children's Hospital in Lambeth Palace Road last weekend.

Prefabricated operating theatres craned into Evelina Children’s Hospital

A 250 tonne crane hoisted the pre-built surgery units from Lambeth Palace Road into position in the basement undercroft of the Evelina Children's Hospital.

The new operating theatre will increase the capacity for surgery at the children's hospital which is part of the St Thomas' Hospital site.

The modular theatres arrived with most of the internal fittings already installed including scrub sinks and fitted storage with mechanical and electrical services already in place ready for connection. Other clinical equipment such as surgery lights, operating tables and surgeons' panels will be fitted on site.

"The rapid installation of these two new theatres will benefit patients and ensure we can continue to provide the best levels of care for the children we treat," says Grenville Fox, clinical director of children's services.

"The great benefit of the Evelina Children's Hospital is that it brings so many specialist services for children together so we can offer safer, higher quality care. These new operating theatres will mean that more children from across south London can have access to such care."

Originally based in Southwark Bridge Road and later at Guy's Hospital, the Evelina moved to is present building in 2005.

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