26 May 2017
A tree planting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Nottingham’s newest hospital was carried out by Mayor of Rushcliffe Coun George Davidson and Coun Neil Clarke.
Spire Nottingham Hospital in Tollerton held an official opening ceremony, although it actually opened its door to patients at the beginning of the month.
Nottingham’s newest hospital opened its doors to patients after a two-year building project costing almost £60million.
The 58-bed hospital contains five theatres along with the latest in MRI scanning and robotic imaging technology and is expected to eventually create 300 new jobs.
One of the features at the hospital is the ‘hybrid theatre’ containing the Siemens Artis Zeego unique robotic imaging technology. At a cost of £1.5 million it will help surgeons in many areas, including heart and chest operations, brain surgery, joint replacements and complex spinal surgery.
Planting an oak tree in the hospital grounds Coun Davidson welcomed Spire to the area and said he felt it would be a major asset to healthcare services in the region.
He said: “It’s a wonderful facility. I was particularly impressed with the capability of the diagnostic and surgical equipment. It’s good to know that because you have an intensive care department you can look after even the most unwell of patients.”
For Spire, Chief Operating Officer Catherine Mason said: “Spire Nottingham Hospital was designed and built with extensive input from consultants, and different types of clinical staff which, when combined, gave us the unique ability to tackle fundamental design and hospital flow issues and bring to bear as much ‘best practice’ as we can find around the world.
"The result is what I feel I can safely claim to be one of the finest independent hospitals in the country.”
Facilities in the new hospital will include:
- 42 inpatient ensuite bedrooms
- 11 day-care pods
- 5 critical care beds (level 2 & 3) including one isolation room
- 5 theatres (4 with laminar flow). This includes one minor ops theatre on the ground floor within the outpatients department and one hybrid theatre with integral imaging
- Endoscopy suite
- Outpatients department with 20 consulting rooms (including pre-assessment and treatment rooms)
- Oncology suite
- Radiology department (3T MRI, CT and X-ray)
- Pharmacy and physiotherapy services