University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust was chosen as the preferred provider to take over East and North Hertfordshire Trust’s Mount Vernon Cancer Centre in North West London from April 2021. Plans to modernise facilities started after the current site was found to be neglected, short of staff and not fit for purpose. The centre was found to be “dilapidated” by an independent review published in July 2019.
The NHS England specialist commissioners (NHSE) recommended that the centre be rebuilt entirely beside an acute hospital, which will be Watford General Hospital, with some services retained locally.
Mount Vernon Cancer Centre is one of the largest cancer facilities in the country and provides non-surgical cancer treatments for patients from a catchment area including Hertfordshire and significant parts of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and North West London.
AHP have been appointed to assemble a multi-disciplinary team to deliver a 'holding' backlog maintenance programme ahead of the planned acquisition.
The works programme will look to address any outstanding safety shortfalls and further degradation of the building fabric and engineering services whilst also improving the patient and visitor experience in the short term.
The works will commence in Q2 of 2022 and are planned to be complete in 18 months.