Work to relocate a number of services at King George Hospital to improved facilities within the hospital is now complete.
Antenatal and phlebotomy services have moved to a different part of the building meaning they now gain a larger space, more natural light, better cubicles and new waiting areas. These changes are part of the continuing developments to help improve the care we provide to our patients.
Antenatal services also benefit from more space for future expansion, larger scanning rooms, and a children’s play area.
Patients using phlebotomy services will now be able to benefit from purpose-built cubicles. There is also a separate waiting area, whereas previously patients waited in the Outpatients’ Department, and there is a dedicated waiting area for young patients, which is decorated to help distract them and keep them calm.
Pre-assessment services, which prepare patients for surgery, have moved from Queen’s Hospital. Patients now benefit from more clinical space; this not only gives them more time with our clinicians but also helps reduce the likelihood of cancellations.
These relocations aim to streamline our clinics to make our services better for our patients. We’re also bringing additional staff on board too.
How will it affect me?
If you are an existing patient who uses our antenatal or phlebotomy services, you might want to keep an eye out, just in case, and be aware that your next clinic or appointment might be somewhere different from where you may have been in the past.
If you’re due to come to see our pre-assessment team, you won’t need to do anything, as our appointment information should be automatically updated, so any correspondence will directing you to the right place.
We’ll also be putting up signs and posters around King George Hospital, so you know where to go.