A PIONEERING horse hospital has unveiled its new operating theatres following a £1million investment to expand facilities.

Rainbow Equine Hospital has been boosted by a new purpose-built surgical and intensive care facility to house two new operating theatres at its site at Rainbow Lane in Malton, North Yorkshire.

The new development has increased the hospital’s surgical capacity; one theatre will be used for orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery, while the other is for orthopaedic work like fractures and keyhole surgery.

The hospital offers the most advanced diagnostic and surgical techniques in the UK and its clinical director, Moses Brennan, said: “The expansion of our facilities is making a huge difference and we are one of only a handful of facilities in the UK that can offer intra-operative CT scanning. Because of the proximity of the theatre to the CT scanner, patients can be scanned before and during operations, which is a huge benefit."