THE PRINCESS OF WALES WILL OFFICIALLY OPEN EVELINA LONDON’S NEW CHILDREN’S DAY SURGERY UNIT
Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1
Tuesday 5th December 2023
The Princess of Wales, Patron of Evelina London, will officially open the new Children’s Day Surgery Unit on Tuesday 5th December.
The new facility will transform care for children and young people who need surgery by providing everything they need in one place, delivering a family-focused experience which will enable the organisation to treat up to an additional 2,300 children a year. Housed in the state-of-the-art Children’s Day Treatment Centre, the unit has two brand new operating theatres. Families will benefit from a one-day service, with pre-surgery checks, the operation, and recovery all taking place seamlessly in one purposely designed space, on the same day.
During the visit, the Princess will tour the new unit following the journey a child takes on the day of their surgery. She will hear direct from families and staff about the huge impact it is already having and will meet some of the young people who have already had surgery there. Her Royal Highness will also see the space-themed artwork throughout the building, which was chosen and designed in collaboration with staff and patients to match the natural world theme of Evelina London’s main children’s hospital building.
Evelina London cares for around 104,000 children and young people each year across its dedicated children’s services, in hospital and in the community. The Princess of Wales has been patron since 2018.