Spire Murrayfield Hospital is delighted to be celebrating its 25th birthday on the 23rd of July 2009. The hospital was officially opened on this date in 1984 by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, as marked by a plaque just within the hospital’s main reception doors.
At the forefront of private medical and hospital services, Spire Murrayfield Hospital has contributed to the community in various ways throughout its history, including development of strong ties with Scottish Rugby as its Official Healthcare Partner, sponsorship of local events and support of local grassroots sport.
The hospital employs over 300 staff and is utilised by approximately 350 consultants. In 2008, the hospital performed over 10,000 procedures and hosted over 50,000 outpatient appointments.
Asked why the hospital is so successful, Hospital Director Wally Bourdelov commented: “Murrayfield’s success is its people, dedication to provision of care and services, our ability to respond to needs quickly and listening to our patients.”
“The Murrayfield in the past 18 months has contributed significant investment into expanding operating services, a state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging service, the opening of a new custom built oncology service and introduction of new services such as VNUS – Radio Frequency Varicose Vein Ablation, and Capsule Endoscopy. Patient rooms are being refurbished and there is free wifi access throughout the hospital. Outpatient services have been expanded and we are building and opening a new hospital – Spire Shawfair Park – near the Royal Infirmary in 2010.” Bourdelov said.
As part of its 25 year celebrations, Spire Murrayfield Hospital was delighted to partner with charity Newlife Foundation earlier this year to ensure that a local Edinburgh boy with Spina Bifida was given a new profiling bed desperately needed for his ongoing care.
Other special events have included a ‘Family Fun Day’ which was held in June for hospital staff and consultants, which successfully raised £600 for cancer charity Maggies. Presently, hospital staff are starting their vocal training and polishing up their dancing shoes for the next event in October; ‘Spire’s Got Talent’.