Work on new health unit all set to get under way

Updated artists impression of the Montagu Hospital's rehab unit
Updated artists impression of the Montagu Hospital's rehab unit
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CONSTRUCTION work is set to get under way next week on a new state-of-the-art hospital unit.

Builders will move on to the site of a new rehabilitation suite at Mexborough’s Montagu Hospital, which believed to be the first of its kind in the UK.

The new hospital unit, set to open by next summer, aims to transform the way people are cared for when recovering from serious injury or illness.

Unlike traditional hospital rehab, patients will receive their own personalised programme of intensive therapeutic care seven days a week, tailored to meet their individual needs.

The unit will deliver a homely atmosphere with kitchens and relaxation areas so patients can build into their recovery ordinary daily activities like making breakfast or reading the paper, in addition to therapy.

Bulldozers will move on to the Montagu site next week to clear land and buildings that have been standing empty since the creation of a new Pain Management Unit.

The vacant blocks will be demolished over the next four weeks so work to lay the foundations can begin by the New Year.

Chris Ellingworth, Clinical Director for Therapies at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals, said: “This brings us another step closer to realising our ambitions so it’s tremendously exciting.

“Our vision is to make Montagu Hospital a shining example of the very best rehabilitative care available in the UK, with an ethos totally focused on enabling every patient to make the strongest possible recovery.”