Spire Yale Hospital has embarked on a multi-million pound investment programme, with builders moving in on a site purchased by the hospital.

The work that is to be completed is set to convert existing administrative buildings, close to the main hospital site, into a centre for outpatients and where people can receive much-needed diagnoses.

The centre will be complete around the end of 2022 or early 2023.

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A new, state-of-the-art MRI scanner will be installed in the new centre, which will enable more patients to be scanned for a range of conditions in a more comfortable environment. Which in turn, will speed up the time it takes for patients to receive a diagnosis.

Previously, the hospital’s MRI scanner was located in a mobile unit meaning that some patients with mobility issues had difficulty accessing it. The new unit is fully accessible for all.

The main hospital building will be upgraded to create a new modern outpatient operating theatre and recovery suite, with additional bedrooms for inpatients.

The Leader: Work has already begun at the site.Work has already begun at the site.

Car parking facilities at the hospital will also be expanded.

The new developments will total around £11 million of investment. 

It is hoped the developments at the new centre will aid in easing current waits for healthcare across North Wales.

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Sue Jones, Hospital Director at Spire Yale Hospital, said: “Here at Spire Yale Hospital, we are absolutely committed to making sure our patients can have fast access to diagnosis and treatment. Investing in state-of-the-art facilities, like our new scanner and increased theatre and bedroom capacity enables us to do this.

“In addition, the expansion of services at Yale Hospital, already supported by our consulting and diagnostic suite in Abergele, means that patients will have more access to a greater range of treatments at the Spire hospital most local to them. In this way, we can enhance our support for the local community and help address rising waiting lists in North Wales and the surrounding area.”