23 November 2017
On Wednesday 22 November, the doors to Spire Bushey Diagnostic Centre opened and the first patients were welcomed to the purpose designed facility.
The new private out patient Centre has been two years in the making and designed with extensive input from consultants, staff and patients. The building houses 14 consulting rooms, two treatment rooms and imaging facilities including MRI, X-ray and ultrasound.
The Centre was officially unveiled by local resident and long-standing Spire Bushey Hospital patient, June Thompson. As a regular visitor to the main hospital for many years, Mrs Thompson was one of the first patients to attend the new Centre on the day of opening. She says “I couldn’t believe it when I first came through the doors - it’s like a five star hotel!”
June was particularly impressed with the design of the MRI scanning room which has a sky view picture on the ceiling which aims to calm patients and give a point of focus saying, “I’ve never seen anything like it, such a simple idea but so effective.”
Mrs Thompson has been a patient at Spire Bushey Hospital for many years and has had a series of different treatments during this time. She was delighted to be honoured with the role of cutting the ribbon at the ceremony, alongside her Consultant Dermatologist Dr Hady Bayoumi, Spire Bushey Hospital Director Lisa Trybus and Out Patient Manager Jay Buckley
She explains that they took out private medical insurance 30 years ago and have maintained it every year since. “We give up other things like holidays as this is more important, our health is our top priority and we have always received excellent care at Spire Bushey.” June adds, “There have been two or three times the doctors have saved my husband’s life and having spent a fair amount of time at the main hospital, you get to know the consultants and nurses, it’s like a family and everyone is always so welcoming.”
Lisa Trybus says, “After two years of hard work and commitment from my fabulous team, it gave me great pride and pleasure to open Spire Bushey Diagnostic Centre. The Centre looks fantastic and we look forward to welcoming more patients through the door in the weeks and years ahead."