Ramsay Health Care UK Celebrates Official Opening of Stourside Hospital
14th October 2020
Ramsay Health Care UK’s new Stourside Hospital in Stourbridge, was officially opened Wednesday 14th October 2020 by Lord David Prior, Chairman of NHS England.
The new £7.5 million state-of-the-art, day surgery hospital includes an operating theatre, seven consulting rooms, six day case bays and a physiotherapy suite. As part of building the new hospital, antimicrobial copper ironmongery has been installed to aid prevention of healthcare associated infections. The hospital provides a range of services including pain management, urology, general surgery and eye care for private, insured and NHS patients within the local community and further afield. In addition, the hospital has created 40 new jobs in the local area in nursing, clinical and administrative roles.
Stourside Hospital will provide a hub and spoke model to Ramsay’s existing West Midlands Hospital in Halesowen. The new facility provides additional capacity within the local healthcare system, supporting the strong partnership between West Midlands Hospital and The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust to deliver joined up healthcare services, and offering the primary care network in Stourbridge greater access to timely clinical care for their patients.
The event was attended by a small number of guests, and staff from West Midlands Hospital were able to attend virtually on a big screen to see Lord Prior and Dr Andy Jones, CEO, Ramsay Health Care UK ‘cut the ribbon’ to officially open the hospital.
Lisa Powell, Hospital Director at West Midlands and Stourside Hospital's said: “This modern day case facility enables us to build and enhance on the fantastic healthcare services already being offered at West Midlands Hospital. Stourside Hospital is a great example of joint partnership working with the local NHS Trusts to improve the healthcare services for the local community.”
Dr Andy Jones, CEO, Ramsay Health Care UK said: “I am delighted to be opening this superb state-of-the art hospital which will provide the local community with access to first class healthcare provided by top consultants. This is the second brand new day case facility that Ramsay has built and opened this year and is part of our ongoing day case strategy. We hope the local community are as proud as we are of this superb facility and the high quality care it will provide.”
Stourside Hospital will welcome its first patient on Monday 19th October 2020.