Spire Hospital Solihull's record of helping NHS through pandemic - The Solihull Observer

Spire Hospital Solihull's record of helping NHS through pandemic

Solihull Editorial 15th Apr, 2021   0

MORE than 2,200 NHS patients have received care at Spire Parkway Hospital in Solihull over the last year, since the start of the Covid pandemic.

A year ago, Spire Parkway committed to support to the NHS in tackling the pandemic and put its colleagues, facilities, services and equipment at the disposal of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust, Sandwell and West Birmingham Trust and Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Trust.

Since then, it has provided outpatient appointments, scans, pre-ops and surgeries for patients managing a number of conditions including urgent renal failure patients, cancer diagnosis and cancer treatments – with over 100 patients receiving life-saving breast cancer surgery, alongside treatments for ENT, trauma and orthopaedics, gastroenterology, oral and maxillo facialo Ophthalmology, general surgery, gynaecology and endoscopy procedures.

Spire Parkway has also provided a range of diagnosis imaging services and seen over 1600 NHS patients for scans, including MRI, CT, Ultrasounds and X-rays.

Many of the NHS patients who were seen at Spire Parkway required urgent care and would otherwise have had their treatment or diagnosis delayed or cancelled. Spire Parkway’s support has allowed the NHS to focus on treating Covid-positive patients.

Spire Parkway is now fully open again to private patients, who are either self-paying or insured. It will also continue to provide care for NHS patients and help reduce waiting times and the size of the overall waiting list.

Charlotte Swami, hospital director at Spire Parkway, said: “We’re very proud to have played our part during the peaks of the pandemic, keeping key services going and treating thousands of patients with critical conditions.”

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