This new specialist diagnostic unit provides MRI, CT, ultrasound, echocardiogram, interventional radiology, transoesophageal echocardiogram, and bronchoscopy scanning facilities under one roof, in one of the world’s leading heart and lung hospitals. It will allow the hospital to: expand clinical services; increase research and education programmes; improve access to imaging services; and house all the imaging facilities in a bigger, better space. Designed by Murphy Philipps and built by Kier Construction, the new 3417m2 building expands and modernises the facilities available to patients – a development that was previously restricted by the hospital’s Victorian design – improving both diagnostic services and cardiac care.
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust is redeveloping its three main hospital sites in Slough, Ascot and Frimley. The new Heatherwood Hospital in Ascot is part of this strategy and provides a world-class new facility offering planned, non-emergency care. Designed by BDP and built by Kier Construction, it places a new emphasis on patient and staff mental and physical wellbeing. The new building includes six state-of-the-art operating theatres, and outpatient and diagnostic facilities, in a sustainable building in a woodland setting. The new hospital supports the Trust to achieve: improved patient experience; increased patient choice; improved population health; increased access to diagnostic facilities; integrated services for seamless care; and increased productivity of elective care.