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Holles Street applies for planning permission for the extension of its gynaecology clinic

The extension of the existing gynaecology clinic on the ground floor to the rear of the hospital building will consist of two storeys.

The proposed works include some internal remodelling and small demolition of a wall on the ground floor to allow a door entrance between the old gynaecology clinic and the new extension.

The extension has a total of 148 square metres and is concealed on three sides by the existing hospital building.

The use of the new extension will be clinical rooms/treatment rooms on the ground floor and administration support on the first floor, with an internal stairs to connect both floors.

There will be loss of four internal car parking spaces to accommodate the proposed development.

Meanwhile, in the hospital’s most recent patient safety summary, which was for the month of May, it was revealed that 2.6 “major obstetric events” out of 772 births occurred.

These events include: eclampsia; uterine rupture; peripartum hysterectomy; and pulmonary embolism.

The rate of Caesarean section per total mothers delivered was 26.9 per cent, while the total number of clinical incidents for maternity services was 160.

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