Newly launched Rhinology service ‘finest in the region’
PHOTO CAPTION: Christian Cooper (left) with Martyn Barnes.
BADDOW Hospital has launched a highly specialised rhinology service (nasal, sinus and tear duct surgery) as part of a commitment to provide ENT (ears, nose and throat) services to Essex and beyond. The service is claimed to be second to none in the region and among the best in the country.
NHS and private patients alike will be able to benefit from a six-figure investment, overseen by Martyn Barnes, one of the UK’s most respected ENT consultants, who is performing operations at the independent hospital, which opened in 2013.
Christian Cooper, CEO at Baddow Hospital in West Hanningfield Road, Great Baddow, said: “When we spoke to Mr Barnes, we were incredibly impressed with his passion, knowledge and background in the field of ENT surgery. We discussed at length his ideas for creating the most up-to-date, state-of-the-art facilities and have basically given him exactly what he wanted. It demonstrates our commitment to making this hospital the very best for those specialist procedures we offer.”
Mr Barnes undertook his basic training in Dundee, a centre recognised for its excellence in rhinology (the study of the nose) and academic medicine, and has undertaken fellowships in Auckland and Amsterdam, two renowned world centres which gave him exposures to the highest standards of practice in advanced sinus, nasal, and lacrimal (tear-duct) surgery.
He said: “This investment made by Baddow Hospital’s senior management has resulted in the finest facilities for rhinologic surgery in the region and one of the most advanced in the country. I have looked at other options in the region but only Baddow Hospital was prepared to invest in the contemporary service I want to deliver. The service has been set up for day case surgery and has been equipped with the finest instrumentation.”
Mr Barnes works with UK training bodies to supervise rhinology training in the London and Eastern regions, and has an interest in open-access surgical educational development through the non-profit organization he established – SurgTech.net.
Baddow Hospital is the newest private – and independent – hospital in Essex, developed by a team of specialist surgeons and architects who shared the vision of establishing a specialist state of the art day case hospital excelling in patient care. In a short space of time, the hospital has built a reputation for offering the highest quality, often ground-breaking, treatments for an ever-increasing range of medical issue.
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