Cash will improve facilities and services at KIMS Hospital, Kent, and support further investment in independent healthcare facilities across the UK
LycaHealth has announced investment of more than £140m in bringing high-quality, accessible health services to local populations across the UK.
The figure, which will be spent over the next five years, will primarily be invested in the South East, where LycaHealth will add the largest independent hospital in Kent - KIMS Hospital - and its associated Medical Centre in Sevenoaks to its centres already operating in London.
The investment will support KIMS Hospital’s ambition to expand services and accessibility to the local community in Kent and adjoining areas.
In collaboration with LycaHealth, the hospital will be able to combine the knowledge of its dedicated medical staff with the latest technologies to meet the growing demand for fast access to diagnostics and treatments.
Over the coming years, LycaHealth will be investing in upgrading the hospital’s technology and facilities for existing and future enhanced services, including supporting the growth of cancer care, treatment, and recovery.
We strongly believe that if we’re to give people access to truly -high-quality and rapid medical care in the UK, then the private sector should work hand-in-hand with the NHS
Prema Subaskaran, LycaHealth chairwoman, said: “At LycaHealth, we strongly believe that if we’re to give people access to truly -high-quality and rapid medical care in the UK, then the private sector should work hand-in-hand with the NHS.
“Our investment in KIMS hospital is a step towards us achieving our long-term goal to provide a complete pathway from diagnosis through to treatment and aftercare for those patients that require it.
“Working with the KIMS team, we’ll be able to improve access to tech and strengthen the facilities on offer that ultimately improve each patient’s individual route to care, providing the best affordable healthcare for the local community.”
Commenting on the investment, Simon James, chief operating officer at KIMS Hospital, added: “LycaHealth’s investment comes at a time when demand for healthcare, both NHS and private, continues to grow.
“As the largest independent hospital in Kent, we play a critical role supporting the local community, both as a provider of outstanding healthcare and as a local employer, with over 400 employees.
“And, in partnership with LycaHealth, we have a fantastic opportunity to expand our healthcare provision across Kent, meeting the needs of local people.”