NEW £22M STRATFORD HOSPITAL OPENS TO PATIENTS
Starting on site in December 2014, Speller Metcalfe built the new health care facility separately to the existing hospital, so that all services could be maintained throughout the development.
The building is approximately twice the size of the current hospital and houses a cancer services unit on the top floor, ensuring that more patients can travel to Warwick Hospital to receive vital cancer treatment. The new unit at Stratford Hospital has brought care closer to home and has made cancer services more accessible to residents who live in South Warwickshire.
The first floor of the hospital is a dedicated eye unit which includes 8 outpatient consulting rooms, 3 treatment rooms with associated investigation rooms as well as a dedicated area for children to wait. There is also a state-of-the-art operating theatre making day procedures, such as cataracts, much more accessible to communities who live in Stratford upon Avon and the surrounding communities.
Des O’Neill, Managing Director at Speller Metcalfe said: “We are proud to have delivered a scheme that will make a real difference to people’s lives, with the new facilities providing the best in healthcare for cancer patients across South Warwickshire.
What is particularly great about this building is that it offers state-of-the-art facilities in an environment where patients can feel comfortable and at ease.”
Jayne Blacklay, Director of Development at South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust said: “I am delighted that Stratford Hospital is now open. Communities across South Warwickshire are really going to benefit from having these services closer to home, so I am really pleased that the Trust has been able to enhance access to Cancer and Eye care in Stratford.
The health and wellbeing hub, Café Lomas, is also going to be a great addition to the local community and supports one of our key objectives to support people in managing their own health and wellbeing.”
“I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to everyone that has supported the development and fundraising appeal which have helped us to make it a first class health care facility.”