Be­nen­den in £54m facelift at hos­pi­tal

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Be­nen­den, the York-based mu­tual health­care provider, has com­pleted a £54m mod­erni­sa­tion pro­gramme at one of its hos­pi­tals.

The Be­nen­den Hos­pi­tal at Cran­brook in Kent has three new dig­i­tal the­atres, a pur­pose-built imag­ing unit and a non-site ster­ile ser­vices unit

The hos­pi­tal and clin­i­cal di­rec­tor at Be­nen­den, Jane Ab­bott, said: “It’s a de­light to see the end re­sult. A great ex­am­ple of how things have changed is the cre­ation of a new imag­ing unit com­plete with CT and MRI scan­ners.

“Pre­vi­ously, we ran this ser­vice from the back of a lorry, in a car park close to the main build­ing, but as a re­sult of the re­de­vel­op­ment, our imag­ing unit is now an in­te­gral part of the hos­pi­tal build­ing.”

The project has taken around three and a half years to com­plete. Be­nen­den was founded in 1905 to pro­vide treat­ment for postal work­ers with tu­ber­cu­lo­sis. It has been based in York since 1990.

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