state-of-the-art critical care unit that will help tackle a shortage within the
Mid Trent Critical Care Network has been officially opened at a private Nottinghamshire
four-bed unit is part of a £9m development scheme that will also see the
introduction of new operating theatres at BMI Healthcare’s The Park Hospital,
in Arnold’s Burnstump County Park.
unit also contains an isolation cubical and an ambient line lighting system
specifically designed to aid recovery in patients.
opening ceremony was conducted by John Von Klemperer, Managing Director of
Hospital Operations at BMI Healthcare.
Care Unit manager Jenny Holmes explained there was currently a shortage of
critical care beds within the Mid Trent Critical Care Network and that The Park
plans to work alongside the NHS so that the new facility will be of benefit to
the entire region.
said: “BMI The Park has benefited from the support of the network for over ten
years and are now proud to be in the position to repay this support should the
critical care advisor Iain Farqhar said: “This new unit really does put BMI The
Park at the cutting edge of critical care provision.
“It ensures a safe environment is available to
those patients requiring a higher level of care than was initially planned
following their surgery as well as providing for the emergencies that can occur
at any acute hospital.”
the lighting system, Jenny explained: “In the absence of significant natural
daylight, the ambient line lighting creates the natural cycle of day to night
which aids the recovery process by increasing the wellbeing of patients.
ambient line sail provides the personal touch for increased patient comfort
while soothing colours provide a relaxing atmosphere reducing stress and
Private hospital news : 6 December 2011