The da Vinci X will initially be used in urology, colorectal and gynaecology operations.

It promises greater accuracy during procedures, with patient benefits including less invasive surgery and faster recovery times.

The robot was purchased with funding from Kingston resident and philanthropist, Dame Marit Mohn.

Chief of Surgery and Planned Care at Kingston Hospital, Mr Sarb Sandhu, said:

“The arrival of the robot will enable us to provide world-class surgical care to our local patients. Acquiring this innovative technology would not have been possible without Dame Marit’s extraordinary generosity. The surgical team are excited that the Da Vinci has now arrived and we are looking forward to seeing the benefits it will bring to our patients.”

Philanthropist, Dame Marit Mohn, said:

“As a longtime resident of Kingston, I am delighted to be able to support the introduction of surgical robotics at our local hospital. The purchase of a Da Vinci Xi system will improve the treatment and care available for local people by utilising the latest technology.”

The arrival of the robot is a key element of Kingston Hospital’s clinical strategy and enables it to join the 30% of NHS trusts nationally, who already have one.