Operating theatre closure for the University Hospital of Hartlepool

Image from outside theatre one at the University Hospital of Hartlepool

An operating theatre has been closed at the University Hospital of Hartlepool – so patients can soon receive even better care, thanks to a major financial investment in its surgical services.

The University Hospital of Hartlepool’s Theatre Number One is temporarily closed due to a thorough renovation.

Due to re-open in November, the £300k works include new lighting, flooring, heating, improved ventilation and increased electrical safety measures.

Once open, the orthopaedic theatre (which offers treatment for musculoskeletal conditions, primarily foot/hand, joint and spinal surgery) will be used to treat more people from the communities the Trust supports.

Chris Tulloch, Deputy Medical Director for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We’re continuing our investment in University Hospital of Hartlepool.

“It’s a hugely important hospital and plays a key role in the service we provide to the public.

“While Operating Theatre Number One has always met the required standard, we wanted to make further improvements so we could get more out of the facility and carry out more operations.

“Once open, we’ll see more patients from across the region receive the first rate care we are so well known for.”

The renovation of University Hospital of Hartlepool’s Theatre Number one has been funded solely by North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust.

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