07 March 2017
Spire Healthcare has opened its flagship hospital in Didsbury, with Manchester City Council chief executive Sir Howard Bernstein declaring the hospital officially open for business at a VIP ceremony.
Guests were treated to a drinks reception to mark the official opening of the hospital. Replacing the previous hospital in Whalley Range, Spire Healthcare invested £65m in the construction of the new facility.
Designed with extensive input from consultants, staff and patients, the Didsbury-based hospital boasts a wide range of state of the art equipment and facilities including a UK-first CT scanner and only the fourth in the world to complete a full-body scan in five and a half seconds.
Further highlights include a hydrotherapy pool, six laminar flow operating theatres and a medical education centre complete with cutting edge 4k technology, allowing live broadcast direct from operating theatres to the conference and education centre.
Speaking at the Opening Evening, Chris Chadwick, Spire Manchester Hospital Director said: “The opening of our new flagship hospital is a very special moment for everybody involved as it represents the culmination of two years of very hard work. Located in a prime position, this new hospital means local and wider Manchester communities have excellent access to a wide range of medical services, all underpinned by world-class facilities including a UK-first CT scanner and hybrid operating theatre.”
Sir Howard Bernstein commented: “The presence of the new Spire hospital close to Siemen's Manchester headquarters in a technology and healthcare-focused business park will help stimulate further growth and job creation in this important sector as well as being a welcome investment in its own right. I would like to congratulate them on this new facility."