REFURBISHMENT work will start at Leighton Hospital’s treatment centre this summer.

The work follows a multi-million pound project to improve the Crewe hospital’s theatres and critical care facilities, which was completed in April.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT), which looks after the hospital, will be making internal changes to the treatment centre, including the creation of a dedicated surgical admissions lounge and an expansion of the endoscopy suite.

Denise Frodsham, MCHFT’s chief operating officer, said: “The theatres and critical care project has been a huge success and we are already seeing the benefits that the new facilities and ways of working are bringing us.

“This next phase will enable us to implement further improvements in the quality and safety of care that we can provide to our patients for years to come, and we would like to thank them for their continued understanding and support during our ongoing development works.”

To allow the refurbishment to take place, services currently housed in the treatment centre will be temporarily relocated to areas within the main hospital building.

Patients who require these services during the works should report to the day case admissions and discharge area on Ward 11.

They will be advised of the change in their appointment letters.

Services in the treatment centre are set to finish on the afternoon of Friday, June 20, and will restart in their new temporary locations on Monday, June 23.

It is estimated that the refurbishment works will take place until early 2015.