10th April 2010
Bristol will become one of the country’s leading cities for the provision of vital health services including complex life-saving cardiac and brain surgery as well as orthopaedics and other specialties when Spire Bristol Hospital’s new multi-million pound extension opens next week.
The hospital, based at The Glen, is already a national centre of excellence for cardiac, brain and spinal surgery and the new extension will provide many new services, including the reconstruction of its intensive care unit and a redevelopment and expansion of its theatres and recovery area.
Speaking ahead of Monday’s grand opening, where BBC TV presenter Monty Halls will be guest of honour, Spire Bristol Hospital Director Rob Anderson said: “These are exciting times in the development of healthcare across the board in Bristol and the South West, and this development is key to securing the city’s place as one of the country’s foremost locations for the provision of high-quality complex surgery.
“It is also extremely positive for Bristol that, despite the UK still being deep in the mire of the worst economic downturn for a generation, here we are talking about a major investment in the city which will create a nationally-recognised flagship hospital with all the associated benefits and kudos that brings.”
The new extension will also provide:
- major investment in new surgical and diagnostic equipment
- a total re-fit and expansion of the outpatient’s department, increasing the number of consulting rooms to 26
- an internal refurbishment, including new patient bedrooms.
“As well as cementing our reputation as a national centre of excellence this development will also allow us simply to make more efficient use of our space, improving the general environment for both patients and staff,” added Rob Anderson.