Mayor of Wandsworth, Cllr Mrs Jane Cooper, officially opened the new £1.4m resuscitation unit at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, on 16th September.

The unit, the most modern in London, has been expanded and refurbished as part of the hospital’s development as a major trauma centre. The new facility provides eight resuscitation bays each with a large bed space to allow emergency care staff to manage the most complex of cases. The unit also houses a dedicated overhead x-ray system built into the ceiling of the department.

The Mayor of Wandsworth toured the whole of the accident and emergency department at St George’s before officially opening the new unit. She said, “The people of Wandsworth should be proud that this state-of-the-art facility is based at St George’s Hospital. As a major trauma unit the hospital cares for patients who are in need of urgent and specialist care. In visiting the A&E department, I was struck by the professionalism and dedication of all the staff that I met.”

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