Investing in new facilities to provide the best treatment for future generations of heart and lung patients
Building for brighter futures
Our appeal to extend Harefield Hospital’s ITU
Harefield’s intensive therapy unit (ITU) is where patients are admitted following cardiac and thoracic surgery or cardiology intervention. It is also where patients who are waiting for, or have undergone, cardio-pulmonary transplantation or other surgical interventions stay.
The ITU’s 18 beds are fully occupied most of the time, which can often prove a challenge for accommodating new patients, and can sometimes result in delayed operations.
In 2016, an exciting programme of building works will commence to extend Harefield’s ITU, which will bring significant benefits for patients and medical staff:
- The six new individual bedrooms will have their own dedicated nurses, giving patients privacy and the ultimate care
- A sun terrace, attached to the unit will enable patients to gain fresh air and views over woodland and a wildflower meadow – all conducive to their rehabiliation
- The new facility will create more capacity, reducing waiting times and allowing the hospital to provide surgical intervention to an additional 250 patients a year.