Veterinary

Cheshire veterinary hospital to get new £2.5m site

A Cheshire veterinary hospital is to get a new £2.5m site after outgrowing its current location.

The Woodcroft Veterinary Group will transform a Cheadle office block into a new ‘state-of-the-art’ hospital, providing a 24-hour service and expanding its referral services. The new 11,000 square foot site at Atlas House, on Birdhall Lane, will feature 10 consulting rooms, six operating theatres, an intensive care unit, ultrasound and endoscopy facilities, CT scanner and an MRI scanner.

Dental, orthopaedic and emergency out-of-hours services provided by the Woodcroft Veterinary Group will also be transferred to the new site. Building work in Cheadle started earlier this month and is expected to reach completion by September, with the hospital’s opening scheduled for October.

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As many as 50 members of staff from the group’s previous site will be relocated to the new site, while the company’s administrative work will continue to operate from the old Queens Road branch.

Mark Allington, VetPartners’ North West business development director, said: “Woodcroft has completely outgrown its existing building in Cheadle Hulme as it is an old Victorian building. It meant the practice was unable to expand services for which there is demand, including ophthalmology, cardiology and surgery.

“Woodcroft had looked at the new site before becoming part of VetPartners and were unable to proceed due to the cost, but it has been made feasible by becoming part of the group.

“This new hospital is much-needed by staff and patients as we need better facilities for the standard of care we provide and will allow Woodcroft to offer surrounding VetPartners practices with a better service. It means we can take more referral cases, as well as emergency cases.”

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