Spire Leeds Hospital welcomed Leeds North East MP Fabian Hamilton last week to find out about the latest advantages the community is seeing from the hospital’s sustained financial investment programme.
Accompanied by Spire Director, Andrew Johnson and Kim Turner, Director of Clinical Services, Fabian was shown the Hospital’s new MRI scanner, cardiac MRI scanner and ROSA robotic-assisted surgery. He learned about the precautions put in place to create a COVID-secure environment and thereby maintain admissions levels whilst keeping everyone safe.
The Spire played a significant role in supporting the NHS during the pandemic and continues to do so through the recovery.
The new Echocardiographic ‘Echo’ machine was next on the agenda. The Echo machine is used for a variety of patients, including those who are suffering from long COVID and have breathing difficulties and episodes of intermittent chest pains. The machine tests the function of the heart and helps determine the best treatment. The tests involve a small probe which sends out high-frequency sound waves that create echoes when they bounce off different parts of the body. These echoes are picked up by the probe and turned into a moving image on a monitor while the scan is carried out.
Andrew Johnson: “We were delighted to welcome Fabian to Spire Leeds Hospital. During his tour we were able to demonstrate our new services and to share news about the latest measures we have put in place to keep everyone safe this winter. He learned about the amazing work our colleagues carried out during the onset of COVID, in particular the transfer of services from Leeds NHS Trust during the pandemic, and our continued support of our NHS partners.
The legacy of the pandemic is a lengthy waiting list, both here in Leeds and across the country. At Spire Leeds, we’re pleased to offer fast access to expert care with leading specialists, in a hospital where safety comes first.”
A staggering ONE MILLION patients from Leeds and beyond have been treated at The Spire Leeds since it opened 32 years ago. The hospital works in partnership with approximately 300 specialist consultant surgeons, physicians anaesthetists and radiologists to offer treatments which include orthopaedic surgery, cardiology, oncology and general surgery.
Feature photograph: Kim Turner, Andrew Johnson and Fabian Hamilton.