Construction to begin on £14.9 million theatre facility at Mexborough’s Montagu Hospital
Working in partnership with Barnsley Hospital and The Rotherham Hospital, colleagues at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals are leading the programme to implement a new, dedicated orthopaedic hub for the people of South Yorkshire.
Health professionals will undertake hip and knee replacement inpatient procedures alongside foot and ankle, hand and wrist, and shoulder day case surgery.
Known currently as the Montagu Elective Orthopaedic Centre (MEOC), the facility will feature two state-of-the-art theatre units, two anaesthetic rooms and a recovery suite, in addition to 12 inpatient beds in a dedicated orthopaedic facility. The development will also benefit from its placement within Montagu Hospital, co-located with rehabilitation services and with access to the planned Community Diagnostic Centre, which will enhance local scanning capacity for illnesses such as cancer. The site is uniquely placed in the Dearne Valley improving access to services to people living in the area as well as wider afield.
Bob Kirton, Deputy Chief Executive at Barnsley Hospital, said: “This investment provides an excellent opportunity for the people of South Yorkshire to benefit from easier access to the services and care that they need. I am really looking forward to the unit opening later in the coming months.”
It is anticipated that, with shared staffing and additional capacity, the centre will operate on patients from across the region.