Nuffield Health opens £70m London hospital

Healthcare charity Nuffield Health has opened Nuffield Health at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, a £70 million hospital in the City of London. This is Nuffield Health’s 37th hospital in the UK.

The new hospital has been built in collaboration with Barts Health NHS Trust, which runs St Bartholomew’s Hospital. The organisations will share consultants and surpluses generated from the private patient activity will be invested back into NHS services.

The 55-bed hospital is split over two buildings, specialising in private cardiac surgery, cardiology, orthopaedics, cancer care and women’s health. Its cardiac care pathway includes cardiac rehabilitation. It is supported by seven intensive care beds and by a wide range of diagnostic and physiotherapy services, including 26 consultation rooms.

The hospital is part of Nuffield Health’s health and wellbeing campus, meaning patients will have access to the new medical, fitness and wellbeing centre in the Barbican, providing connected prehabilitation and rehabilitation as well as mental wellbeing services.

The charity will also run free to access community clinics from the campus, including joint pain and Covid-19 rehabilitation programmes. Patients who have long-term symptoms of Covid-19 will be able to refer themselves directly or through a GP or NHS referral.

Steve Gray, chief executive of Nuffield Health, said: “Opening this new hospital is an exciting milestone for everyone at Nuffield Health and demonstrates our purpose of investing in new, cutting-edge connected health and wellbeing services.

“Londoners will be able to be referred by a Nuffield Health GP, receive treatment at our new hospital and then choose to receive rehabilitation at our new Barbican Fitness and Wellbeing Centre, which is located nearby the new hospital, or at any one of our 11 medical centres or 35 fitness and wellbeing centres across London and within the M25.”

The new hospital currently has around 200 employees.

Date published: May 3, 2022

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