The Oral, Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontics department at Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust are the latest in a line of hospital and community areas to get a full make-over.
With an investment of just under £100,000 the department has seen significant improvement to the space for the benefit of patients and the team working their every day.
Chief Executive, Karen James, headed down there on Friday afternoon for the official launch and to chat with colleagues about their thoughts on the improvements to the facility.
Trisha Spiers, department manager said: “It’s been about 30 years since the area received a full make over and we are delighted with the results, we think this is now the best environment in Greater Manchester and we know that our patients will really appreciate the investment made.”
The team managed to carry on services as usual while the refurb took place. Not one clinic was cancelled in the four months it took to complete which demonstrates fantastic team work across departments and the desire to ensure that patients still received a good service during the changes.
This department refurbishment follows similar projects within the Trust over recent years with investments being made to a number of areas including Ladysmith, antenatal clinic, the Macmillan Centre and orthopaedic outpatients. The Trust also just started work on the new midwifery led unit at the bottom of Charlesworth and further projects are planned for later in the year and into 2020.