Alex submits new operating theatre bid - The Evesham Observer

Alex submits new operating theatre bid

Evesham Editorial 19th Nov, 2022   0

PLANS to develop a multi-million pound operating theatre complex at the Alexandra Hospital have moved a step closer after a planning application for the scheme was submitted.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is moving forward with plans to build the two-storey purpose-built extension to Redditch’s hospital.

The complex will house seven new operating theatres to provide improved clinical space, allowing more flexibility and be better suited to current clinical practices.

This latest development at the Alex follows the opening of the new Breast Imaging Unit earlier this year, the commitment from the trust to return the Garden Suite and the long-awaited installation of Rory the Robot, a state-of-the-art surgical system.

The seven theatres will ultimately replace the six existing theatres at the Alex.

However, this will follow a transitional period where the existing theatre space will be retained between two and three years to aid the reduction of the current waiting list.

The trust did consider refurbishing the existing theatres, but there would not have been the additional space needed to bring the theatres up to current standards.

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