MP visits Newark Hospital's new operating theatre

Posted Monday, December 4, 2023 4:17 PM

MP visits Newark Hospital's new operating theatre

Mary, who had a knee replacement in Newark Hospital's new operating theatre, kindly shared her positive experiences with the MP for Newark Robert Jenrick and David Ainsworth, Director of Strategy and Partnerships at Sherwood Forest Hospitals.

The addition of a third operating theatre at Newark is an important part of the Trust’s drive to increase elective activity, meaning patients across Newark and Sherwood, Mansfield, Ashfield and further afield, including parts of Lincolnshire, can benefit from shorter waiting times for a range of operations.

The multi-million-pound theatre will focus on delivering more orthopaedic activity, mainly hip, knee, hand and wrist procedures – including total hip and knee replacements. Additional slots for general surgery, breast surgery, gynaecology and ophthalmology will also be available across the Newark theatre complex.

The Newark site is separated from the Trust’s emergency pathway that is delivered at King’s Mill Hospital, which allows surgical teams at Newark Hospital to focus on planned procedures. This means the site is less affected by cancellations that can occur, for example, due to winter pressures.

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