Building work will begin later this year at Spire Elland Hospital, benefiting more than 2000 patients from the local area within the first 12 months.

The investment of £2.5 million will see the hospital gain a third operating theatre featuring state of the art laminar flow technology for orthopaedic surgery, which reduces the risk of infection.

The new theatre will be complemented by the hospital’s nationally accredited sterile services unit, which places Spire Elland Hospital as the only hospital in the local area where the staff are able to sterilise operating instruments on-site.

Orthopaedic consultant Mr Asim Siddiqui says: “I am very pleased Spire Elland Hospital will be gaining a new laminar flow operating theatre. This will ensure infection risk is minimised for patients and the additional theatre capacity will enable more patients to be operated on sooner. The new theatre, combined with the high calibre of staff, means Spire Elland Hospital will continue to be best placed to provide an extremely high standard of care for its patients.”

The investment is part of an overall plan to upgrade the hospital’s facilities, with £75,000 having been spent on ophthalmic services this year.  This has enabled Spire Elland Hospital’s consultants to provide eyesight correction lens implants which can free patients from having to wear contact lenses or spectacles.

Hospital Director Chris Harrison says: “Our investment in the hospital shows our commitment to our patients and the local area. It is imperative to us that our consultants have the best facilities to practice from so they can give patients the best possible treatment. We are very excited about seeing the new theatre once it is complete.”

Spire Elland Hospital is the only private hospital in the country and the only hospital in the region that has been recognised as an Endometriosis Centre, for the management of advanced endometriosis by the British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy, with patients seeking advice and treatment for the condition from all over the world. The new theatre will further support the hospital’s work in this area.

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