Work begins on £6million state-of-the-art surgical facility
Work has begun on a new £6 million state-of-the-art hybrid
endovascular theatre suite set to transform the treatment of
patients undergoing minimally invasive cardiovascular procedures at
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
This will be the first hospital in the UK to have two adjacent
fully hybrid theatres utilising a robotic imaging system with fully
flexible theatre table. Only a few such facilities exist
Situated in Manchester Royal Infirmary, the two theatres will
provide a dedicated facility with state-of-the-art technology. This
includes high definition imaging with a robotic arm as well as
facilities for traditional surgery all in one place. The
hybrid suite will provide better facilities where existing
techniques can be performed more efficiently and safely. It will
also enable new innovative techniques and treatments to be carried
out that are not currently possible.
Minimally invasive procedures are fast becoming the preferred
technique for many patients and doctors. Our Trust has many
acknowledged leaders in this field. Procedures are performed
through tiny openings rather than one large cut, avoiding the need
for open surgery. This means patients coming to Manchester Royal
Infirmary for their treatment will have a lower chance of
infection, a quicker recovery time and less risk of blood loss,
pain and scarring.
Mr David Murray, Consultant Vascular Surgeon at Manchester Royal
Infirmary said: "This facility will be a fantastic resource for the
people of Manchester and the North West. It will allow us to
perform complex procedures in a safer environment and will bring a
great many benefits to our patients. Minimally invasive treatments
will allow patients to have safer surgery and recover much faster.
This really is the cutting edge of technology and we are very
excited about the future"
The new hybrid suite will be used primarily for vascular and
cardiac surgery but will also be used for other specialties such as
urology and major trauma.
The new theatres are due for completion April 2014.