A new 20-bed planned surgery ward was opened at by Chief Executive, Joe Harrison MK Hospital on Friday.
The new ward is the first building to be opened under the hospital’s site development programme, with a new main entrance opening in June 2017 and an Academic Centre in 2018.
The ward will be used by patients visitng Milton Keynes University Hospital (MKUH) for planned elective surgery.
Joe Harrison was joined at the opening by councillors from the Milton Keynes Health and Adult Social Care Committee and ward staff.
He said: “More people than ever are coming to MKUH both for emergency care and for planned operations.
“Opening a new planned surgery ward means we will be able to better manage the increasing demand for our services and keep the number of times we have to postpone patients’ planned surgery.”