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HCA opens new outpatient centre at The Shard

Published: 25/02/2016


The Shard

HCA Healthcare UK has opened its new medical outpatient centre in The Shard. HCA at the Shard offers quick, convenient and flexible access to world-class healthcare in one of the capital’s main transport hubs of London Bridge.

The Shard facility includes 78 consulting rooms plus 12 treatment rooms, with the ability to accommodate up to 600 patients a day, both self-paying and insured.

The facility also features a state-of-the-art rehabilitation gym, which includes an anti-gravity treadmill, gait trainer treadmill, watt bike and video motion analysis.

Patients will be seen and treated by experts from HCA’s network of leading Consultants, covering a range of specialities including orthopaedics, physiotherapy, spinal rehabilitation, women’s health and paediatrics.

Since acquiring the facility in October 2013, HCA has transformed three floors of The Shard into a state-of-the-art outpatient centre, having to reinforce floors and custom build steelwork to get certain equipment into the building. The MRI scanners alone, which each weigh around eight tons had to be lifted over London Bridge Station when it was closed and brought in through a scaffold tower 20 metres high. Furthermore, the glazing on the South East side of The Shard had to be removed in order to get these scanners into the building.

Alongside the world-class clinical staff and the latest medical technology medical equipment, HCA at The Shard also offers patients a personalised approach.

HCA Healthcare UK occupies the first three floors of The Shard and is serviced by a dedicated entrance on St Thomas Street, together with the construction of two dedicated lifts for the exclusive use of HCA patients and employees. The facility offers an extensive range of outpatient specialities, with rapid access to diagnostic imaging services, including X-ray, Ultrasound, digital mammography, bone densitometry, CT and MRI scanning. There is also a Women’s Health Centre with a One-Stop Breast Clinic and a dedicated paediatric outpatient department.

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