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New State-of-the-art Physio Facility Open to Patients

by Sarah Turner | Oct 22, 2018

CCS NHS Trust is delighted to announce that the first phase of its £8 million redevelopment of the North Cambridgeshire Hospital in Wisbech is now complete.

This means the Trust’s DynamicHealth musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapy services have moved from their previous location on site to newly-refurbished accommodation within two ‘arms’ of the formerly vacant Rowan Lodge and will open to the public on Monday 22nd October.

The exciting development will vastly improve facilities for patients, visitors and staff by offering:

  • Light and airy accommodation
  • Private clinic rooms to provide privacy and dignity
  • A spacious, well-equipped gym for classes, one-to-one rehabilitation and self-directed gym sessions
  • Increased class capacity
  • A dedicated Physio Advice Line room where patients who have self referred can speak to physiotherapists
  • A new disability-friendly reception with self check-in
  • The latest technology to enable patients to view their x-rays/scans
  • Meeting areas for patient education sessions
  • A media screen in the waiting area with patient information
  • Water coolers
  • Accessible toilets

Sarah Saul, DynamicHealth Manager, explained: "We’re thrilled to be moving our musculoskeletal physiotherapy and specialist service into Rowan Lodge. This provides a state-of-the-art, modern and fit for the future department for both staff to work in and patients to receive treatment."

Steve Barclay MP said: “It is a very welcome development to see the new physio services at North Cambs Hospital as part of the first phase of this £8million improvement. It is important that we continue to increase the number of services offered to treat people locally at North Cambs, Doddington and Ely rather than requiring journeys to large hospitals.”

Raj Thirunageswaram, MSK Physiotherapist and Operational Team Lead for Peterborough and Wisbech, said: “I’m delighted with the development of these new DynamicHealth facilities at Rowan Lodge for our growing musculoskeletal service. This will enable us to continue providing a high level of MSK physiotherapy and specialist care to the patients in the local Wisbech and surrounding areas. Our new facilities now also have a spacious gym and therefore we can offer more classes and manage our patients more effectively. I feel very excited for the team as they have these new premises and more modern infrastructure which gives them a better environment to work in.”

Fiona Bennett, Team Lead Physio, added: “We’re thrilled to be moving into such a light, modern space after trying to make the most of our current space for so long. Our new home will allow us to continue to provide excellent care to our patients and have the space to develop our service in the future, incorporating classes and education sessions to further promote self-management of MSK conditions.”

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