Following the purchase of The McIndoe Centre last summer, early building works carried out there have focused on the necessary tasks of providing safe access to the site for construction traffic and personnel, improving structural stability, enhancing fire safety and investigating, clearing and improving below ground drains. Our focus is now firmly on the main task of modernisation and refurbishment.
There will be an improved theatre suite that will include the world’s most energy efficient air ventilation systems. Importantly, this will allow us to introduce orthopaedic surgery at The McIndoe Centre in conjunction with the plastic and reconstructive surgery that is already offered there. We expect to be able to open the brand new Theatre 1 to our first patients in early July.
A new conference room will be equipped to broadcast and receive live images to and from theatre that includes interactive communication with operating teams. Horder Healthcare’s ability to provide live and interactive links to theatres will allow us to engage in a wide range of educational and outreach programmes locally, nationally and internationally. Full video conferencing, including live streams from The McIndoe Centre theatres will link directly to The Horder Centre to facilitate joint meetings and strengthen the links between the two hospitals.
We have also developed a new X-Ray room, installed with new equipment to provide a full service to patients and the reception area has even received a mini makeover. The next phase will be to plan a new outpatient area that will begin with a refurbishment of the existing rooms. The impact of positive change and improvement will very shortly be strongly felt.