New facilities open at North Cambs Hospital in Wisbech
The first phase of an £8 million redevelopment of the North Cambs Hospital in Wisbech is now complete.
This means the Trust’s DynamicHealth musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapy services have moved from their previous location on site to newly-refurbished accommodation within two ‘arms’ of the formerly vacant Rowan Lodge, which opened to the public on Monday.
The development will vastly improve facilities for patients, visitors and staff by offering everything from light and airy accommodation, to a private clinic room, a well-equipped gym, increased capacity and latest technology.
Sarah Saul, DynamicHealth manager, said: “We’re thrilled to be moving our musculoskeletal physiotherapy and specialist service into Rowan Lodge. This provides a state-of-the- art, modern and fit-for-the-future department for both staff to work in and patients to receive treatment.”
Steve Barclay MP and health minister, said: “It is a very welcome development to see the new physio services at North Cambs Hospital as part of the first phase of this £8million improvement. It is important that we continue to increase the number of services offered to treat people locally at North Cambs, Doddington and Ely, rather than requiring journeys to large hospitals.”
Raj Thirunageswaram, MSK physiotherapist and operational team lead for Peterborough and Wisbech, said: “Our new facilities now also have a spacious gym and therefore we can offer more classes and manage our patients more effectively.
“I feel very excited for the team as they have these new premises and more modern infrastructure which gives them a better environment to work in.”
Fiona Bennett, team lead physio, added: “We’re thrilled to be moving into such a light, modern space after trying to make the most of our current space for so long.”