This week, Councillor Miranda Williams, Royal Borough of Greenwich Cabinet Member for Health and Adults' Social Care, visited Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in Woolwich to:
- Present a £16,200 cheque to Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust Charity on behalf of “Project Hope ” – which was set up by the Royal Borough of Greenwich in early 2021 to support the wellbeing of staff at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.
- See how LGT is investing £9 million to provide faster diagnosis and treatment for patients with a range of conditions, including cancer.
Councillor Williams was given a tour of the building works that are underway to install a new state-of-the-art MRI scanner and a new CT scanner at the QEH in summer 2022. The new scanners will help reduce waiting times and remove the need for many patients to travel to other hospitals for scans. As part of the £9 million investment, a new CT scanner is also being installed at University Hospital Lewisham in summer 2022.
Councillor Williams said: “We are so grateful to all the staff at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust for their amazing work, and set up Project Hope to support them and provide a glimmer of light amidst the darkness of the pandemic.
"We’re delighted that, thanks to the generosity of local residents, we can donate £16,700 to the Trust charity to do this."
She added: “It is also fantastic to see first-hand how the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust is improving services for local people by investing £9 million in new state-of-the art equipment for diagnostic tests. This will make a big difference, reducing waiting times and providing a greater range of tests – a real game-changer for our local residents.”
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust Charity supports a range of initiatives that sit outside normal NHS funding, enhancing care and improving patient, visitor and staff experience.