Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, officially opened the new Royal London Hospital on Wednesday 27 February 2012. Her Majesty has a long association with the hospital and the east end of London, and this was Her Majesty’s sixth visit.
MTS and the Royal London Hospital
MTS was delighted to be associated with the opening of the Royal London Hospital, part of Barts Health NHS Trust.
MTS Health provided the equipment and procurement services to the trust for Barts Phase 1 Cancer Care Centre, Royal London Phase 1, Including London’s leading Trauma and Emergency Care Centre, and currently Barts Heart Centre.
MTS was appointed in 2008 to undertake the equipment procurement in collaboration with the Trust on all four of the major developments. Barts Phase 1 Cancer Care unit was opened in May 2010. The Royal London building in Whitechapel, comprising of three tower blocks with over 14 floors in each, including a helipad, opened in March 2012. The building houses Europe’s largest Renal Unit and also a Children’s Hospital with over 100 beds. The budget was circa £10m and all 10,000 rooms were commissioned on time and under budget.
Catherine Holmes, Senior Project Manager of MTS had at times up to 4 team members co-ordinating the procurement, logistics and installation of the furniture and equipment. This was a joint collaboration with the Trust Capital team, with whom MTS has worked since the concept of the PFI for nearly 6 years.