08 May 2018
People in the Midlands diagnosed with cancer will be able to receive quick access to appointments and treatment thanks to a new cancer centre at BMI The Priory Hospital in Edgbaston.
The department has been relocated to a different part of the hospital, which not only offers outpatient treatment but also in-patient care to create an all-encompassing private healthcare facility.
It will retain the name ‘Highbury’ Centre but the newly refurbished centre now includes, six in-patient bedrooms, ten patient pods and four consultation rooms, as well as a tranquil garden area for patients and visitors to enjoy in spring and summer.
The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Anne Underwood officially unveiled the centre and was joined by staff, local general practitioners and consultants from the hospital.
Consultant Haemato-Oncologist, Dr Prem Mahendra, said: “The expansion of the Highbury Centre is extremely positive for the Priory as it enables us to accommodate a greater number of patients at any one time. It’s a lovely unit, where patient care remains our number one priority.”
The centre is the result of a significant investment by the hospital’s parent company BMI Healthcare.
It will also benefit patients at The Priory’s sister hospital, BMI Edgbaston Hospital in Birmingham as many of the consultants carry out diagnostic work across both hospitals.
Councillor Anne Underwood, Lord Mayor of Birmingham said: “I was thrilled to be asked to open the new cancer centre at the BMI Priory Hospital as the superb care performed by cancer nurses, oncologists and consultants is definitely something to be recognised.”