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EMS helps provide life-saving dialysis treatment to King’s College Hospital

A temporary renal dialysis unit is being provided by EMS Healthcare to deliver essential care to hundreds of patients at King’s College and Dulwich Community Hospital.

Jo Quarterman Jo Quarterman

Published 13 February 2013

EMS Healthcare has designed and fitted out its Liberty Quad vehicle, linking four 13.6m medical trailers together, to create a high-quality seven-bed ward with one private isolation room for patients to be treated.

EMS also managed the installation including hook-up to the hospital mains and to a containerised reverse osmosis filtration system.

Based at the Dulwich Community Hospital site, the high-tech clinical environment will house life-saving renal dialysis treatment for patients at one of London’s largest and busiest hospitals. Over the next six months it will be operational six days a week, delivering three sessions per day to groups of eight patients at a time.

Keith Austin, CEO at  EMS Healthcare said: “This is a second deployment of a renal care unit for EMS. Liberty Quad provides the ultimate flexible solution to estate management, offering a ready-made clinical environment that we can put in place in a relatively short period of time. This makes it attractive to hospitals that need to free up valuable hospital space quickly and efficiently with a temporary solution that they can guarantee will meet NHS standards.”

Key facts

  • EMS Healthcare is supplying a temporary renal dialysis unit to King’s College Hospital
  • It will serve hundreds of patients over a six month period
  • This is the second renal dialysis unit that EMS-Healthcare has deployed. The first was located at the Victoria Memorial Hospital in Welshpool until a permanent renal dialysis facility was built.
  • The unit provides the ultimate flexible solution to estate management, ensuring King’s College Hospital can continue to provide high levels of life-saving care
  • Liberty Quad can be deployed quickly and efficiently as there is no structure to build or major site preparation, the unit it simply driven on and off site