The newest hospital from the private healthcare provider HCA Healthcare UK (HCA UK) is located on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham campus. The Harborne Hospital is a partnership with University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) NHS Foundation Trust, with two of the hospital’s eight floors and 72 beds dedicated to the care of NHS patients and operated by UHB.
The Harborne Hospital covers primary care to outpatients and diagnostics through to complex care and surgery. Some key areas the hospital specialises in include cancer, cardiac care, orthopaedics, urology, and digestive diseases.
Claire Dunsterville, Market CEO for Birmingham with responsibility for The Harborne Hospital, stated thatdemand for private healthcare continues to be strong, particularly in the West Midlands.
The Harborne Hospital described plans to bring “a new level of capability, at a scale not currently available to the circa 10% of people in the region with access to private medical insurance, or to those who are able to self-pay for care”.
The hospital’s facilities include 50 private en-suite inpatient beds, 16 private day care beds, modern outpatient services, four state-of-the-art operating theatres, a fully equipped day-care unit (with outpatient chemotherapy and radiotherapy services), an onsite pharmacy, and a dedicated intensive treatment unit for one-to-one, around-the-clock critical care for complex conditions.
The health centre is equipped with the region’s first da Vinci Xi in the private sector, a surgical system that enables minimally invasive complex surgery. It also has the latest generation of CT and MRI scanners, ultrasound, X-ray including digital fluoroscopy, 3D mammography, and provides patients with access to a radiotherapy linear accelerator.
John Reay, President and CEO of HCA UK, said: “HCA UK has been successfully partnering with the NHS through joint ventures for over 15 years. Our partnership with University Hospitals Birmingham is an example of how we are working innovatively to deliver independently funded healthcare whilst creating additional capacity for NHS patients.”
The new hospital pledges to create more than 200 jobs for nurses, allied health professionals, radiographers, physiotherapists, GPs, and pharmacists.
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