A NEW ward block at Warwick Hospital has officially been opened.
Warwick and Leamington MP Chris White was joined by orthopaedic consultant Steve Young and orthopaedic clinical director Ike Nwachukwu to open the new block, which houses Greville and Thomas wards and the private Beauchamp Suite.
The block includes 57 beds split over three floors and is the new hub for South Warwickshire Foundation Trust’s orthopaedic services.
The additional wards are designed to help the trust to meet healthcare needs of an increasing and ageing population in south Warwickshire.
Chief executive Glen Burley said: “I am really pleased that the new wards are now officially open. It is great to see staff and patients in the facilities.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has been involved in the development. Having a dedicated area for our orthopaedic patients supports efficiency, helping our clinical teams to deliver safe, effective, compassionate care.”