£21 million development underway
Building work has now started at Holly House Hospital after planning permission was granted earlier this year for the redevelopment and expansion of the hospital.
A new purpose-built facility is being built on the site of the former London Ambulance station, located at the rear of the hospital and purchased by Aspen Healthcare Ltd, the owners of Holly House Hospital, back in 2008. The new building will house majority of the hospital’s outpatient services including consultation rooms, physiotherapy, pharmacy, minor treatment unit, oral surgery suite and pathology laboratory. This will enable additional inpatient bedrooms to be created within the current building, increasing the number of inpatient beds from 55 to 65.
Existing time expired buildings within the current hospital will also be replaced, including the three theatres, to provide more suitable and modern facilities for the care and treatment of patients. It is here that work has already started to upgrade one of the theatres, including the installation of Laminar Flow to provide ultra clean air and enable more orthopaedic joint replacement surgery and implant surgery to be performed.
Jackie Row, Hospital Director, said: “We are delighted to be starting work on the hospital site and look forward to opening a superb purpose-built facility. The development will enable us to continue providing first-class care but in a building better suited to the needs of modern healthcare. It will be a major boost to the local community as well as our own staff.”
Construction of the new building should begin early in 2011 with completion expected by the middle of 2012. The hospital will continue to run as normal during construction.