12 March 2020
Plans are in place to invest nearly £2million into a range of improvements in and around Spire Bristol Hospital over the course of this year.
The hospital will initially see a significant investment made into enlarging the car parking facilities and doubling current capacity. Work is scheduled to start imminently and be completed in the summer.
In addition, hospital managers will be working with Bristol City Council to carry out repairs to Redland Hill, around the perimeter of the hospital, which will alleviate traffic bottlenecks near the hospital.
From a clinical perspective, the hospital will shortly be purchasing an ultrasound machine which will enable patients who are concerned about possible tumours easier access to consultants and radiologists and, in turn, faster diagnosis.
To complement the infrastructure and clinical investments, the hospital, which has the only intensive care unit in a private hospital in the South West, is also refining its strategy to focus on its unique services and better meet the demands of the local community.
Phil Curran has recently joined as the new Hospital Director at Spire Bristol Hospital, responsible for taking forward this programme. Phil Curran said: “The next 12 months will see a lot of positive change and we are investing significant sums of money across a number of projects to ensure the hospital continues to deliver the highest quality care.
“From a patient services perspective, we will also be stepping up the range of complex procedures that we offer, with a focus on cardiac surgery, cardiology, neurosurgery and complex orthopaedics. This is in line with the national strategy of Spire Healthcare across its 39 hospitals and is a big opportunity for us to meet the demands of our community and patients.
“In order that we can increase these services within our current capacity, we will reduce certain other activities. For example, we have taken the decision to continue to provide a range of plastic surgery but limit this to surgery for patients who require a range of other care within the hospital, such as breast reconstruction following surgery for breast cancer.
“This is an exciting time for Spire Bristol Hospital, as we adapt to ensure we are responding to the very latest needs of our city and our region.”