Work starts on new £3.5m physiotherapy department

Work has started on a new physiotherapy department and gym in the community that will allow easier access and upgraded services for patients of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital.

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital is relocating and upgrading physiotherapy services from the main hospital site on the Bristol Road, to College Green at Bournville, investing over £3.5m over the next 25 years in the community site.

Norberto McBride, Contract Manager at Interclass Plc, said: “We are so pleased to have started work on-site on behalf of Assura. This is a fantastic project to be involved in and such an important facility for the local community.

“We bring a wealth of experience delivering first-class healthcare facilities and look forward to seeing the works progress over the coming months.”

Nikki Mason, Head of Therapy Services at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, commented: “We are very excited that work has started on site at our new physiotherapy department.

“We are working with specialist healthcare contractors to bring this project to life. The ROH is a musculoskeletal (MSK) specialist, focussed on recovery and wellness. The new flexible location will encompass a gym and exercise space to support rehabilitation, creating a fantastic environment for patient recovery and for colleagues to work in, as well as a dedicated paediatric space to support our younger patients.”

Ashley Seymour, Development Director – South at Assura, said: “We’re delighted to be developing space for The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital at the College Green site.

“It will provide the physiotherapy team with state-of-the-art accommodation alongside the College Green Medical Practice and has the added benefit of releasing space at the hospital for further development and service expansion.”

Ash Anderson, Technical Associate Project Manager at Ridge and Partners LLP, said: “Ridge are pleased to be involved with works on site on behalf of Assura. This is an exciting project to be involved in and will provide much needed local facilities for the community, delivering first class healthcare. We look forward to observing the progress over the coming months.”

Relocating the services to the community will mean that patients can be treated in a specialist area away from the main hospital site, with parking and public transportation nearby.

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