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The Lister Hospital reaches new milestone

14 June 2010



£20 million mark in long term capital investment reached

The Lister Hospital, one of London’s leading acute medicine private hospitals, has reached a new milestone in its 25 year history.

With work beginning on a new six bedded Intensive Care Unit costing £3 million, the figure for long term capital investment at the hospital and its two new satellite facilities in the heart of Chelsea, during the past four and a half years, has now passed the £20 million mark.

Major projects including last year’s expansion of the renowned Lister Fertility Clinic, which doubled its size and cost £3 million; redesigning and rebuilding every patient bedroom, which cost another £3 million and a £1 million endoscopy were among the first major schemes.  Those three developments together with the opening of Chelsea Consulting Rooms for private GP consultations and the £5 million Chelsea Outpatient Centre at 280 Kings Road, represent just five of the major projects completed in the time frame.  
The hospital also has an expanded and re-equipped diagnostic and imaging unit which, together with the digitising of all images and the installation of the revolutionary PACs system allowing fast remote assessment of images, helps to speed up the start of treatment.

The Lister Hospital is one of six leading private hospitals in the Capital that are owned by HCA International Limited.  The Chief Executive Officer of The Lister, Mr James Barr said HCA recognised the successes and the importance of The Lister to the group and was supporting the hospital with record levels of long term investment.

“We are extremely fortunate to have been given this commitment and the capital to allow us to install the latest technology, to renew every floor of the hospital and to develop new patient facilities in the centre of Chelsea,” he said.  “The Lister has long been renowned for the high standard of women’s healthcare including fertility services that we provide and now we have so many top flight services from orthopaedics, to vascular surgery, gastro- enterology, dermatology and many more.”

“We have new services starting all the time.   We have outstanding medical teams led by some of the country’s top consultants who are supported by a terrific team of nursing and other staff who have helped us grow and prosper through one of the worst recessions in recent history,” Said Mr Barr.

The hospital, which opened in 1985, is named after the medical pioneer, Joseph Lister, who became known as one of the fathers of modern medicine when he developed new ways of preventing infections during operations.

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