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The Platinum Medical Centre is the UK's largest private diagnostic and outpatient centre, and is now open on The Wellington Hospital

The £33 million building, will serve 70,000 out patients every year.  The building at 50,000 square feet spread over seven floors, increases the size of The Wellington Hospital - already the nation's largest private hospital, by almost a third.

The Platinum Medical Centre houses an extensive state of the art diagnostic and imaging centre with PET CT and two of the latest MRI scanners together with the full range of X-Ray, ultrasound and cardiology diagnostics.  It will also have London's most modern chemotherapy centre with a special pharmacy, a conventional pharmacy and four operating theatres for day case surgery with 12 patient day beds.

The building, in Lodge Road, also has 50 consulting rooms and other extensive patient facilities.

The first patient to arrive at the new centre was Mr Simon Rosenfeld, from North London, who recently had an operation to remove a small lesion on his foot.  "I am pleasantly surprised. It's very 21st century and state of the art.  It could change the whole aspect of the Harley Street area from now on! All the consultants will be moving up here!" he said. "It is so convenient and very friendly.  It's a real asset to The Wellington and the local community."

 Mr Rosenfeld was seeing consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Mr Simon Moyes.  "These premises are lovely.  The Platinum Medical Centre has a nice warm feel about it. When you compare and contrast this with some other hospital facilities across London  they are looking dated and this place is in a class of it's own," said Mr Moyes.  "We have a specially designed orthopaedic floor here with a radiology reporting room nearby so everything has been well thought through."

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The Chief Executive Officer of The Wellington Hospital, Mr Keith Hague, said that increasing demand from patients and the need to bring new areas of medicine to the hospital were the drivers behind the project.

"Patients needing chemotherapy will be able to receive their treatment here and the development of our second large diagnostic and imaging unit will mean faster diagnosis and therefore treatment will begin earlier too," said Mr Hague.

Moving the outpatients department to The Platinum Medical Centre will also mean major new developments at The Wellington South building.   "We will have a new urgent care admissions unit - 10 suites with critical care facilities," said Mr Hague.  "We are developing a new lung cancer centre at Wellington South; a new breast cancer centre and that's just the beginning."