15 June 2017
One of our new theatre suites and our Hospital Director, Bryan Harty
Our brand new six-theatre complex and musculoskeletal centre is now fully operational and treating patients. The £30 million investment means our patients in the South are benefiting from an innovative and technologically advanced clinical environment.
The hospital hosts an interventional hybrid theatre fully equipped with state of the art imaging equipment which enables us to offer even more highly complex interventional procedures, attracting some of UK’s leading interventional consultant radiologists and surgeons. In addition to this our three laminar air flow system significantly reduces the risk of post-operative infection.
As part of the new development, the hospital has a new nine-bay post-anaesthetic care unit including a designated paediatric recovery area and new sterile services department with the latest decontamination equipment adjacent to the new development.
Mr Gerry Kavanagh, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Spire St Anthony's explained on the day of the first operation in our new theatres: “I have operated on patients at this hospital for 30 years. I was here before we had the very first clean air theatre and today I was the first surgeon to operate in this entirely new theatre complex. I carried out a successful total knee replacement in theatre four of the six theatres - this theatre is especially good for orthopaedic surgery due to the clean air flow.”
Our clinical team has been busy launching new services to meet the needs of local patients. With a 24-hour seven-bed, intensive care unit, the hospital already offers patients complex orthopaedic and cardiac services. It has started to offer new, innovative treatments that are not available elsewhere in the country. For example, the Rafaelo treatment (a day case procedure to treat haemorrhoids); Stretta therapy to treat reflux and the Watchman Implant which helps patients who formerly relied on a particular blood thinning drug.
However, one of the most notable new services is the new paediatric service. A newly refurbished, private paediatric ward with child friendly facilities and a dedicated team of paediatric nurses, anaesthetists and consultants is now fully established at the hospital. This allows us to provide a local, private service providing an outpatient and day case surgery option closer to home.
We also have a brand new advanced musculoskeletal suite including an Alter G antigravity machine, which reduces the strain caused by the body’s weight on lower limbs. These facilities are utilised to enhance post-operative recovery and rehabilitation back to full activities. The musculoskeletal suite also has an on-site hydrotherapy pool, allowing for accelerated rehabilitation following musculoskeletal injuries, sports injuries and orthopaedic surgery.