Hammers stars open new Centre at Spire Roding

The West Ham United players turned out in force at the Spire Roding Hospital as they opened the new £1.2m Bone and Joint Centre.

Defenders James Collins, James Tomkins and Carl Jenkinson completed a busy day of media activities as they made their way to the hospital in Redbridge.

Collins then took centre stage as he was asked to officially cut the ribbon and declare the new centre open.

The new department will include six physiotherapy treatment rooms, a state of the art gym, changing rooms with its own reception, comfortable waiting area as well as three luxurious consultation rooms which will be used by the players as part of their partnership with Spire Roding as the Official Private Hospital to the club.

Collins has enjoyed a memorable week after being part of the Wales squad which reached the Euro Finals next summer and also played a crucial role in the 3-1 away win over Crystal Palace when he made his first Premier League start.

The Welsh defender says he was honoured to play his part in the official opening and enjoyed being part of a memorable day for the hospital.

Collins said: “It was a nice moment for me and something I have never done before. The injured players use this hospital so to come down and help them open the new department is great.

“The lads who needs scans use the facility and the staff have always treated us well.”

Jo Dean, Spire Roding’s Hospital Director, said; “We are delighted to open Spire Roding Hospital’s Bone and Joint Centre and are grateful to the West Ham players and staff for their support.

“With the new facilities we are able to provide our patients with the very best quality of care from their initial assessment through to treatment and rehabilitation with our highly  trained physiotherapists,  leading consultants and  radiologists,  as well as offering a superb on-site diagnostic suite, complete with CT, MRI, X-ray and ultrasound scanning facilities.”

Stijn Vandenbroucke, Head of Medical and Sports Science at West Ham United, added: “West Ham have a wonderful relationship with Spire Roding and we are honoured to help them open the new Centre. A number of players have already used the outstanding facilities here and we look forward to continue the relationship moving forward.”