Ingleton Wood are proud to present one of our latest healthcare projects, the new Fetal Medicine Centre at Southend University Hospital.
This highly prestigious project was made possible from a charitable donation of £400k by the specialist foundation set up by world leading Fetal Medicine Expert, Professor Kypros Nicolaides.
Professor Kypros Nicolaides commends the design of the Centre at the official opening in early November, which featured on BBC Look East, by saying: “We have a beautiful unit within the NHS with an extremely high level of good doctors and equipment and I think it will be a great advantage for the women of Essex.”
The unit can treat 50 women per month, including seven new scanning suites equipped with the latest technology, detecting almost all major abnormalities within 14 weeks of the pregnancy.
It will be the only one of its kind in Essex and is set to become a leading regional clinical and research centre for the assessment and treatment of unborn babies.
The Unit means expectant mothers won’t have to travel to Kings Hospital in London to see a Fetal Medical Consultant for the reassurance a scan can provide.
Subspecialist Maternal Fetal Medicine Consultant Mandeep Singh, who trained under Professor Nicolaides, heads up the new service and works jointly between the two hospitals.
Mr Singh said: “Women with suspected fetal problems are understandably anxious and rightly require access to specialist services as soon as possible to understand any problem with baby and what the possible options are with continuing their pregnancy. Having this sort of expertise locally, from finding a problem through to supporting women in whatever choices they make, will do much to improve their experience of what can often be a traumatic and upsetting diagnosis.”
As part of our long-standing relationship with Southend University Hospital, Ingleton Wood are proud to be part of this tremendously exciting development in establishing this unit which will make such a difference for our local population.