RS146061_DSC_2571Royal Surrey County Hospital welcomed the Rt Hon Anne Milton to open its new state-of-the-art emergency operating theatre.

The Member of Parliament for Guildford cut the ribbon to officially launch the cutting-edge trauma facility on Friday, July 1.

Its introduction will allow the Trust to carry out more robotic work within two of its existing 13 operating theatres.

This comes after the hospital invested in two pioneering da Vinci Si robots, which allow the surgical teams to perform complex procedures, with increase precision whilst using a minimal invasive approach.

As a result patients benefit from shorter stays in hospital, faster recovery and less discomfort after surgery.

As well as creating the new theatre the project also included extending the current recovery area and revamping the existing staff changing facilities.

The Trust’s chairman John Denning said: “It is vitally important that we keep investing and improving our facilities for the benefit of our patients.

“More than 320 people have already been treated in the new theatre since it came into operation last month.

“It will also assist with the increasing demand for pelvic and urological cancer surgery, as we can now carry this out in two adjacent theatres, fully equipped with robots, which do not have to move.

“The Trust has recently been recognised as an Epicentre for training in robotic surgery and this will further enhance our opportunities to develop up and coming surgeons.”

See our robots in action. WARNING: Graphic content


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