Cheshire and Merseyside Surgical Centre powers through the elective backlogs

News - 08 August 2023

We’re treating more patients, faster and delivering a great experience for theatre staff who love working at our new surgical centre. The Cheshire and Merseyside Surgical Centre opened its doors at Clatterbridge Hospital last year with two new ‘modular’ theatres as part of phase one of the project. Since then, it’s been a huge asset to Wirral Hospitals and the Cheshire and Merseyside region.

The state-of-the-art facility is innovative in design, as the theatres were largely built as in a modular way, off-site, and then constructed on to the side of the existing hospital theatres, allowing for the new theatres to be developed as quickly as possible. This means the benefits to patients and staff have been delivered in a really quick time scale.

The centre is one of the national elective surgical hubs created using national NHS funding with the aim of clearing the backlog of patients waiting for elective surgery, post-pandemic. It is already benefiting many patients across Cheshire and Merseyside.

The second phase of the project is set to be completed later this year with two further ‘modular’ theatres. When both phases are complete, the centre will enable the Trust to treat an extra 6,000 elective patients a year, which is a fantastic outcome for the region.

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