Staff were on hand to demonstrate equipment, including a Da Vinci robot, a robotic platform that allows minimally invasive surgery. Operated from a console, it gives surgeons 10 times magnified 3-D vision. Delicate operations are carried out via wristed instruments that mimic the movement of the human hand.
Among the guests was Paul Higgins, 66, of Rudgwick, West Sussex, who last week became the first patient to have a biopsy at the new Centre. Paul compared the new centre to a 5* hotel. “It’s a beautiful building, everything is top notch,” he said. “The treatment is first class. To come through the doors and have such amazing treatment is a privilege.”