Construction begins on state of the art Bloomsbury dental hospital

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Construction is underway to create Europe’s largest dental and ear, nose and throat hospital. Work has officially started on a brand new, state of the art £104 million facility in Bloomsbury, London.

The nine-storey building will house both the Eastman Dental Hospital and the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital in a project overseen by University Hospitals London. This will be the first hospital of its kind, combining two areas that haven’t previously been put together. The hospital, which will cost around £104 million to build will offer care for adults and children. It is expected to open in 2019, and will offer in excess of 230,000 outpatient appointments per year.

Currently, both hospitals are located in Gray’s Inn Road and the venture will bring them together in a ground-breaking new development. The new hospital will increase capacity, and patients will benefit from purpose built surroundings, which will be far superior to the current facilities. Both hospitals date back more than two centuries, and the Eastman Dental Hospital’s clinical director, Dr Tim Hodgson, believes that it is necessary to provide patients with centres that are geared up for 21st century treatment.

Dr Hodgson commented that there is a growing need for services like extraction in dental hospitals, especially among children. Hospitals in the area are oversubscribed, and more and more are unwilling to take on additional patients. A new facility will enable more people to be treated. The new Bloomsbury site will be the first clinic to combine dentistry and ENT services.


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