James Brokenshire received positive feedback from staff and patients during a visit to Queen Mary’s Hospital’s new intermediate care ward on Friday. Meadow View Ward which opened at the end of last year provides rehabilitation and care for patients prior to their discharge back to home or the community after an emergency hospital stay.
During his visit James saw the homely style of the 34 bed unit which includes a gymnasium and day room. The development took six months to complete and forms part of the £30million investment programme by Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust at Queen Mary's Hospital.
The three year transformation programme also includes:
- a new Cancer Centre providing radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatments locally;
- a new Kidney Treatment Centre providing a comprehensive range of kidney services including renal dialysis and medicine;
- a new day-surgery unit;
- a children’s centre; and
- a new urgent care centre.
Commenting James said:
“There was a really positive feel in Meadow View Ward and I am sure that the investment in the unit will enhance patient care. It’s great to see the transformation programme at Queen Mary’s starting to come to fruition. It underlines the positive future for the hospital in the years ahead.”