Patients in Birmingham are set to benefit from a new outpatients physiotherapy and podiatry department, The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has announced.
The new £3.5m NHS estate means patients will now have improved access to better equipment and facilities with outpatient physiotherapy and podiatry services being moved away from the main hospital site and over to College Green.
The new department will feature:
- A purpose-built physiotherapy gym;
- 16 treatment rooms;
- Two treatment rooms for children and young people;
- Lift access from the ground floor;
- Comfortable waiting spaces kitted with patient entertainment and self-check in;
- 16 lockers for patients;
- Baby changing facilities and two accessible bathrooms.
The opening of the department was attended by Team GB athlete, Hannah England, who said: “As an athlete physiotherapy has been essential throughout my career. I am also aware of the massive difference it makes in restoring function and transforming lives.
“This is a fantastic assessment and rehabilitation facility with some amazing new equipment which will really benefit the patients who use it.”
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital’s Head of Therapy Services, Nikki Mason, added: “It’s so exciting to see our new department open and ready for patients! The move provides opportunities for The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital to engage with the wider local community to promote good musculoskeletal health.
“Many teams have worked together to create this new centre of excellence in the community for our patients. There’s a dedicated paediatric area for our younger patients and the new space will be a fantastic environment for our colleagues to work in.”