New theatre to reduce waiting time

A new operating theatre is to be built at Barlborough NHS in a bid to improve the service and reduce waiting times.

Work will begin on the theatre on September 21 and it is set to open in February next year.

Hospital Director Martin Page said: “Care UK is re-investing back into the NHS in order to improve services for patients and to reduce waiting times for surgery in the region. The new theatre will gives us four fully functioning facilities and we hope... it will help us to significantly reduce the time many patients... have to wait for treatment.”