Go-ahead for £1.25m MSK treatment hub

Work set to begin on Rochdale facility

An artist's impression of the new facility

Work is set to begin on the development of Nye Bevan House, a specialist musculoskeletal (MSK) diagnostic treatment hub in Rochdale.

The £1.25m facility, backed by capital investment from Community Health Partnerships (CHP), will include a gym for patients and offices for the clinical teams.

The project includes an internal reconfiguration of the existing four-storey building, which was completed in 2008, as part of a collaboration between Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale CCG, BRAHM LIFT, BRAHM FundCo 1, Eric Wright Construction, and Eric Wright Facilities Management.

Work will start in the coming weeks and is expected to be completed early next spring.

The works will be split into three phases, with each phase sectioned off with diversions in place for access to corridors.

This variation will reconfigure space on the ground floor and second floor for a musculoskeletal (MSK) diagnostic and treatment suite.

The alteration of the ground floor space will allow greater flexibility and increased privacy for patients.

Internally, the floors will be reconfigured to make better use of the space for a number of key services

Consulting rooms will also be constructed on the ground floor, which is currently an open-plan physiotherapy area.

Reconfiguring the space on the second floor means the whole floor is fully utilised.

And the InHealth Pain Service will also move into the new areas at Nye Bevan House from outdated accommodation.

“CHP is delighted to support care closer to home for patients and their carers,” said Eugene Prinsloo, CHP’s developments director.

“Our high-quality buildings are ideally placed to house multiple complementary clinical services in one building and reduce the need for patients to travel for this support.”

He added: “Our buildings are specifically designed to be flexible to accommodate future changes, meet the needs of building users, and maximise efficiencies.

“Also, they provide an improved experience for patients who are treated closer to home in their communities, rather than travelling to a hospital site.”

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