Croydon residents requiring urgent diagnosis and treatment for minor conditions can expect speedy access to specialist care with the opening of the new Ambulatory Care Unit and Minor Operations Theatre at BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital.
The specialist team will help residents in need of a range of conditions, including ophthalmology, hand surgery and pain relief.
The new Ambulatory Care Unit aims to transform urgent care in Croydon. The same-day service allows patients to be assessed, diagnosed and treated without the need to stay overnight. This efficient service reduces time spent at the hospital, and ensures lowered costs for the patient.
The significant investment by BMI Healthcare effectively enables a wider range of ailments to be treated.
As part of the new unit, the Minor Operations Theatre will provide opportunities to expand and offer new services for patients, including a “one-stop-shop” for spinal injections, as well as enabling consultants to offer additional capacity with more scheduled theatre slots to provide quicker access to appointments.
John Hare, Executive Director at BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital said: “The ambulatory care centre at BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital in Croydon is a fantastic addition to the hospital. Now we have a dedicated centre for day case procedures with an integral minor operation theatre and new facilities for patients to recover and recuperate in a welcoming and caring environment. I am proud of the unit and the additional facilities that we can now provide to the patients that come to Shirley Oaks.
The development of the new Ambulatory Care Suite and Minor Operations Theatre will enable the transfer of a range of operating lists, including ophthalmology, hand surgery and pain relief to a purpose built facility, releasing space in main theatres for more complex procedures.
10th April 2017