28 September 2017
Spire Methley Park Hospital has just unveiled the results of a £7.6m investment programme, producing a new operating theatre, an increase in bed numbers from 24 to 29 and a new physiotherapy unit and gymnasium.
The development also includes a new day care unit and discharge lounge, an onsite pharmacy and a total redesign of the outpatient department as well as an increase in parking spaces.
Carrying out the ‘informal’ opening ceremony Catherine Mason, Chief Operating Officer for Spire Healthcare, said the new facilities would further boost Spire Methley’s reputation for providing the very best in healthcare services.
She said: “Advancements in healthcare continue at an amazing rate so it is important that we keep pace with those developments. The new facilities here will be welcomed by everyone involved with the hospital and will help to maintain the high standards in healthcare that patients have come to expect.”
Hospital Director Sue Holliday, who this month celebrates 27 years with the company, said she couldn’t imagine getting a better anniversary present.
“This investment underlines Spire Healthcare’s confidence and commitment to expanding and improving hospital facilities.
“The new theatre, which previously was used for minor treatments is now equipped with cutting-edge technology that will enable us to carry out complex surgery across a variety of clinical specialties.”
“The treatment experience for our day-case patients will also be vastly improved thanks to the five-bed, purpose-built day care unit. In short, this development will be a boost to patients, clinicians and medical staff as a whole and I am very proud to be a part of it.”
Also in attendance were Councillor James Lewis and Helen Atkinson – who had been Hospital Director at Spire Methley Park when the work began.