May 21, 2013
Over 25 million invested in British Hospital infrastructure, services
Sum to be invested in optimizing quality of care
Over 25 million pesos is the amount that the British Hospital is investing in infrastructure and equipment to optimize its quality of care and upgrade its facilities.
These funds are intended to finance various works, among which is the remodelling of three main areas: the Pediatric Inpatient sector, which will be restructured to increase its functionality and comfort; the Outpatients Surgery sector, which will be expanded to ffer an area of 430 square metres and the Intensive Care Unit, which will improve its safety and operational capacity, through a fully equipped area of 330 square metres.
The department of Nuclear Medicine will also be adapted to be fit for the incorporation of a new Spect full-body scan machine. This equipment will allow tests to be performed in half the normal time and allow the merging of functional images with anatomical ones obtained by means of Computed Tomography scan (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). In addition, the Diagnostic area will be reshaped to incorporate a new breast scanner that will meet the most demanding diagnostic needs.
The investment also includes the purchase of 33 different types of Philips Multiparameter Patient monitors, 30 Hill-Rom beds that offer greater patient comfort, four state-of-the-art Dräger anesthesia workstations, three Philips defibrillators, five surgical tables with a wide range of Steris accessories, four Stryker scialytic lights, three Stryker laparoscopy towers, two Siemens x-ray equipment — one portable and the other completely digital — and a Philips angiography machine to improve the tools of cardiovascular diagnosis and treatment.
This investment of over 25 million pesos consists of funds from the Hospital and loans from the Banco de la Nación, other private banks, and donors who collaborate with the institution.
The British Hospital