IR Unit, St George’s

As part of wider refurbishment works at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, and one of a number of projects Hunters are designing for the Trust, the Hunter’s architectural team have created a new facility to care for patients undergoing interventional radiology (IR).

This bright, light area replaces office space and has enabled six enclosed recovery cubicles for patients, a new nurse station and improved access to surrounding medical facilities. Hunters have designed a revitalised space which is dedicated to patients before, and after, their IR procedures and improves the patient experience and recovery process. Each bay has interstitial blinds set within the windows and sliding doors for privacy and light management, as well as different ambient light settings to aid patient recovery.

The doors enhance Covid safety by enabling a cubicle to be separated from surrounding patients while across the corridor, wall mounted screens unroll to show blossoms and beach scenes serving as both privacy screens for patients immediately before procedure and uplifting the clinical environment.

The update will improve the experience for thousands of patients as well as staff at the hospital.

The project was facilitated through NHS SBS services, one of 37 recent projects for 11 NHS trusts including Homerton, Solent, and Kingston.

Client St George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust)
Location Tooting, London Borough of Wandsworth
Role Architects