Building work has begun at Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital, which is set to benefit about 20,000 patients from the local area in the next 12 months.
The investment will mean the hospital will gain new MRI and CT scanners, making Spire Tunbridge Wells one of the only private hospitals in the area to offer an MRI and CT service with cardiac screening capabilities. The hospital will also gain a dedicated bone and joint clinic, which will focus on orthopaedic procedures.
Hospital director Adrian Connolly says: “The investment in the new scanners shows our commitment to our patients and the local area. Where previously we had a mobile unit for MRI and CT scans, the new scanners will be permanently in the hospital, meaning easier accessibility for patients.”
Mr James Ritchie, consultant orthopaedic surgeon, says: “The current investment in Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital will allow us to build a centre to enable the treatment of all aspects of foot and ankle problems from a truly multidisciplinary, 360 degree approach, which will be of real benefit to our patients.”
The building work for the bone and joint clinic is set to finish in February 2014, and for the MRI and CT area the following month.
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