Parkside Hospital opens £2.7m day unit

NMC-owned Aspen Healthcare has opened a £2.7m day unit at its Parkside Hospital in Wimbledon, south-west London.

This redevelopment is part of ongoing refurbishment work at the 35-year-old hospital and includes 12 private pods for patients undergoing planned day case surgical procedures, as well as a new reception and waiting area.

It has been designed to complement existing facilities at the hospital, which include high-tech diagnostic imaging services, GP surgery, ophthalmology and orthopaedic surgery.

Hospital director Phil Bates said: ‘At Parkside we’re always looking for ways to better serve our patients, whether that’s investing in new equipment such as our new MRI Mako robot or additional training for our staff.

‘This significant investment in our hospital has allowed us to move away from open-plan accommodation to developing a contemporary day unit with spacious pods that will not only increase patient comfort but also enhance patient privacy and dignity. Patients coming to Parkside for day surgery will really benefit from this attractive new environment and our new reception area.’