04 May 2022
Spire Yale Hospital has embarked on a multi-million pound investment programme, with builders moving in at a site purchased by the hospital.
The main body of works is to convert existing administrative buildings, close to the main hospital site, into a centre for outpatients and where people can receive much-needed diagnoses. The centre will be complete around the end of 2022 or early 2023.
A new, state-of-the-art MRI scanner will be installed in the new centre, which will enable more patients to be scanned for cardiac disease, urological, orthopaedic and other conditions than ever before, in a more comfortable environment for patients. This will also speed up the time it takes for patients to receive a diagnosis.
Previously, the hospital’s MRI scanner was located in a mobile unit meaning that some patients with mobility issues had difficulty accessing it. The new unit is fully accessible for all.
Meanwhile, the main hospital building will be upgraded to create a new modern outpatients operating theatre and recovery suite, and additional bedrooms for inpatients. Car parking facilities at the hospital will also be expanded.
The increased capacity which will result from these improvements means that more patients will be able to receive diagnoses and treatment at the hospital, with the added potential to help address waiting lists.
Sue Jones, Hospital Director at Spire Yale Hospital, said: “Here at Spire Yale Hospital, we are absolutely committed to making sure our patients can have fast access to diagnosis and treatment. Investing in state-of-the-art facilities, like our new scanner and increased theatre and bedroom capacity enables us to do this.
“In addition, the expansion of services at Spire Yale Hospital, already supported by our consulting and diagnostic suite in Abergele, means that patients will have more access to a greater range of treatments at the Spire hospital most local to them. In this way, we can enhance our support for the local community and help address rising waiting lists in North Wales and the surrounding area.”