Rehab unit gets £4.5m upgrade

A new rehabilitation centre at AECC University College, Bournemouth, represents a £4.5m investment in facilities, works and specialist healthcare equipment.

Opening in September, it will provide an even broader range of clinical and rehabilitation services to the current offering which includes specialist MRI, ultrasound, X-ray, physiotherapy, a breastfeeding clinic and first-contact physiotherapy. 

Clinical services will include physical and sport rehabilitation, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, dietetics, and podiatry. 

The college works with private providers, the NHS and the Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group and its facilities include an open upright MRI scanner, one of only six in the country.

Vice-chancellor Prof Lesley Haig said the development would make it a national leader in health sciences education and care.