Bradford patients receive half a million pound boost
The Lord Mayor, Councillor Peter Hill unveils a plaque to mark the opening of the new Outpatients West
More than half a million pounds has been spent redeveloping new healthcare facilities at Bradford Royal Infirmary which will benefit patients from across the city and beyond.
The newly revamped Outpatients West, which will be used predominantly for cancer patients, vascular surgery and wound healing treatments, was today opened by Bradford’s Lord Mayor, Councillor Peter Hill.
The £530,000 boost is part of the Foundation Trust’s modernisation drive in its bid to become a regional centre for both cancer and vascular services.
“The new facilities will make a truly positive difference to patients, families and carers who are often going through difficult and anxious times during their visits, “said Foundation Trust Chairman David Richardson.
“At Bradford Teaching Hospitals we pride ourselves on delivering a patient-centred approach to care and this new outpatient development exemplifies this.
“Now that these new facilities are up and running, the areas have been designed to maximise quality and safety of care for patients, services that are modern and fit-for-purpose and which will allow the provision of specialist and nurse-led clinics.”
The Lord Mayor, Councillor Peter Hill, attended today’s opening with the Lady Mayoress, Mrs Gillian Hill and a select number of hospital dignitaries. During his time at the hospital, Councillor Hill was able to talk to patients as well as medical and nursing staff about their work.
Councillor Peter Hill said: "I am sure that everyone who comes into contact with Outpatients West at Bradford Royal Infirmary will be as impressed and uplifted as I am with the modern equipment and surroundings now available, and the huge potential for future expansion."
The Outpatients West and Vascular Services modernisation project is the latest in a long line of schemes showing the Foundation Trust’s commitment to capital programme works across both the BRI and St Luke’s Hospital sites. It is hoped that this latest refurbishment venture will also aid clinical flexibility and create the potential for expansion of these specialist services in the future.
The new Outpatients West facility boasts a light and airy waiting area off which is situated consulting rooms and a new phlebotomy testing zone with three walled bays, designed to create more privacy for patients having blood tests.
The new vascular and wound healing facility is housed in the old
medical physics workshop area and includes seven consulting rooms,
three dedicated leg ulcer rooms and a new vascular treatment room
designed so that minor surgical procedures, such as varicose veins, can
be performed here rather than in theatre. Leg ulcer patients now have
their own private waiting area.