Alex is delighted that the Government has agreed to invest £10.2m in Cheltenham General Hospital to build a new orthopaedic centre and birthing unit.
The state-of-the-art theatre will specialise in hip and knee replacements, and will benefit from high-tech ultra-clean ventilation, multi-use carbon fibre theatre tables, and technology to facilitate robot-assisted surgery.
In addition, the birthing unit at Cheltenham General will be transformed into a purpose-built midwifery-led birthing unit, with two new birthing rooms including pools. Works are expected to start later in the year.
This latest funding comes on top of the multi-million pound investment into the new hospital wing opposite the Lido.
It takes the total amount received by Cheltenham General in government investment since 2015 to over £40m.
And Alex is banging the drum for millions more for Cheltenham's 'Gloucestershire Cancer Institute'...
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