Improvements to Services

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We've made lots of improvements to the services we provide, and some key areas are shown below.


Improving services for patients who need emergency care

Where? Lewisham Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Queen Mary's Hospital

We are working with partners to make improvements for patients who need emergency care.  Recent work has included opening wards and increased the number of beds for patients who come through our emergency departments and need to be admitted.


Large number of additional nurses

Where? Lewisham Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and in the Lewisham community

We have added more than 200 nursing staff across our sites, including many more nurses at Lewisham hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital. We plan to recruit even more staff over the coming months.

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More ways to prevent infections

Where? Lewisham Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital

We have introduced lots of new equipment to make sure everyone has clean hands whilst at our hospitals. This includes new hand hygiene foam dispensers in public areas around our hospitals, and door handle dispensers on key wards.

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Enhanced Maternity Care

Where? Across Lewisham, Greenwich and Bexley

We have made significant improvements to maternity services, including a major refurbishment of the Labour Ward at Lewisham Hospital and a brand new Birth Centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The maternity team have also invested in lots of new equipment to support home births, such as portable birthing pools.

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Brand New MRI Scanner

Where? Lewisham Hospital

A brand new MRI scanner is now in use at Lewisham Hospital. The new machine is part of our significant investment in radiology facilities across the Trust, which will boost the quality of diagnosis available to patients and create a more calming environment.

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Improved Services in the Community

Where? Across Lewisham

We provide a wide range of services for adults, children and young people across the Lewisham community, and have made significant improvements to our district nursing, health visiting and community midwifery services, amongst others.


Brand New Birth Centre

Where? Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Women from South East London can now choose a new birth centre at Queen Elizabeth

Hospital for the birth of their babies. This brand new facility is staffed entirely by midwives and provides the sort of calming, home-like environment that local people have asked us for.

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Enhanced Cancer Services for Children

Where? Queen Elizabeth Hospital

We have made lots of improvements on Tiger Ward at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, which is one of the largest shared care cancer units for children in the UK. This includes introducing a specialist dietician to ensure all young patients have the best possible diet to maximise the impact of their treatment.

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New “Hospital at Home” Service

Where? In Greenwich

A new scheme was launched in March 2015 to enable some patients to return home from Queen Elizabeth Hospital sooner, with specialists nurses visiting patients in their own homes to provide nursing care and rehabilitation.

See the Campaign

See the Campaign

Take a look at the campaign leaflet and posters >>

About the Campaign

“Since Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust was formed in October 2013, we have been working hard to respond to feedback from local people and enhance the services we provide. During this time we have made a wide range of improvements that are tailored to the specific needs of our local communities, and it’s important for us to make sure the people we serve are aware of this work.”

Claire Champion, Director of Nursing and Clinical Quality

Improving Emergency Care

Improving Emergency Care

We are working with partners to make improvements for patients who need emergency care.  Recent work has included opening wards and increased the number of beds for patients who come through our emergency departments and need to be admitted.

Many Additional Nurses

Many Additional Nurses

We have added more than 200 nursing staff across our sites, including many more nurses at Lewisham hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital. We plan to recruit even more staff over the coming months.

Reducing Infections

Reducing Infections

We have introduced lots of new equipment to make sure everyone has clean hands whilst at our hospitals. This includes new hand hygiene foam dispensers in public areas around our hospitals, and door handle dispensers on key wards.