BMI The Park Hospital has begun a multi-million pound development programme to make it the city’s first private healthcare provider to offer patients and doctors a fully integrated modern surgical and intensive care unit.
The £7.8 million investment from the the UK’s largest independent provider of private healthcare, BMI Healthcare, includes an upgrade to The Park Hospital’s Level Three Intensive Treatment Unit for patients in critically ill or unstable condition, and new state-of-the-art operating theatres for a wide variety of medical and surgical procedures including orthopaedic surgery, endoscopy and laparoscopic procedures.
The development programme means the hospital will now have four operating theatres with laminar flow ventilation which is used in modern orthopaedic operating theatres to reduce the number of infective organisms present in the air which could lead to post-operative infection of a wound. It is particularly beneficial in joint prosthesis surgery such as knee replacement. One of the theatres will be fully integrated allowing the surgeon to control more aspects of the surgery and for a more efficient way of working. There will also be a separate endoscopy unit.
John Pickering, Executive Director at BMI The Park Hospital, said: “We are very excited to share our plans with the local community and delighted that work is progressing well on developing a state-of-the-art facility for our patients using the latest thinking in hospital design.
“At The Park Hospital we are committed to continuous improvement of clinical facilities and services, and the new fully integrated unit will be vital in helping us to maintain the high quality of care we provide to Nottingham.”
In advance of the new state-of-the-art unit being opened at BMI The Park Hospital in Autumn 2011, patients will continue to be treated and cared for in the four existing theatres and intensive care unit.