Spire Healthcare has completed a £3.7 million refurbishment of its hospital in Bushey.

The work includes new treatment rooms, a new outpatients and imaging/physiotherapy reception, and general improvements and upgrades to inpatient wards and clinical support rooms.

The hospital has also unveiled a newly refurbished CT (computerized tomography) suite, which includes the latest, state-of-the art CT scanner.

It will enable up to 24 patients a day to be scanned to detect cancer, cardiac disease and urgent neurological, gynaecological and orthopaedic conditions.

Spire says the CT scanner will speed up diagnoses for both NHS and private patients, helping to alleviate pressure on waiting lists and reduce waiting times for a scan.

NHS England published its latest waiting list statistics today (January 13) and at the end of November, there were 1.45 million people waiting for a key diagnostic test, including CT scans.

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Darren Rogers, hospital director at Spire Bushey, said: "We are absolutely committed to making sure our patients can have fast access to diagnosis and treatment, in a comfortable environment. Investing in state-of-the-art facilities like our new CT scanner, and modernising our buildings, enables us to do this.

"We are proud to have played an important role in helping to keep services going during the pandemic, when our local trust has needed to focus on treating COVID-positive patients.

"Our next task is to play our part in tackling waiting lists, and these improvements to our hospital help us to do this."