A local hospital is getting a £2.5m boost.
Investment in the private Spire Elland Hospital includes a third operating theatre and new technology for orthopaedic surgery which is designed to reduce the risk of infection.
It will begin later this year and benefit the 2,000-plus patients who use to hospital each year.
Orthopaedic consultant Asim Siddiqui said: “I am very pleased Spire Elland Hospital will be gaining a new laminar flow operating theatre.
“This will ensure infection risk is minimised for patients and the additional theatre capacity will enable more patients to be operated on sooner.
“The new theatre, combined with the high calibre of staff, means Spire Elland Hospital will continue to be best placed to provide an extremely high standard of care for its patients.”
The investment is part of an overall plan to upgrade the hospital’s facilities, with £75,000 having been spent on ophthalmic services this year.
It has enabled the hospital’s consultants to provide eyesight correction lens implants.
Hospital director Chris Harrison, said: “Our investment in the hospital shows our commitment to our patients and the local area.
“It is imperative to us that our consultants have the best facilities to practice from so they can give patients the best possible treatment.
“We are very excited about seeing the new theatre once it is complete.”
The new theatre is complemented by the hospital’s nationally accredited sterile services unit – it is the only local hospital were where the staff are able to sterilise operating instruments on site.
It is also the only private hospital in the country, and the only hospital in the region, that has been recognised as an Endometriosis Centre, for the management of advanced endometriosis by the British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy.
They welcome patients from all over the world seeking advice and treatment for the condition.
Hospital bosses say building work for the new theatre will be complete next July.