We are delighted to announce the naming of our brand new hospital, Buckshaw Hospital, being developed in Buckshaw Village, close to Preston. The new hospital will be working in a hub and spoke model with our two closely located existing sites, Euxton and Fulwood Hall Hospitals. Despite the pandemic, work has remained on track and we plan to open the facility in Summer 2021. Buckshaw Hospital will provide services for NHS, insured and self pay patients within the local community and further afield. Warden Construction has been appointed to build the new facility and to create a high-quality patient environment.
The new day surgery hospital is due to be completed in Summer 2021 and will provide care across a range of specialities including breast, gynaecology, general surgery, orthopaedic and urology. The new facility includes an outpatient department, a day case theatre and purpose built endoscopy and physiotherapy units. It will also provide multi-modality diagnostic services including a static MRI and CT scanner. In addition the facility has eighty car parking spaces and eight electric car charging stations.
This major development will also create new employment opportunities in the local area, with approximately 70 vacancies in nursing, nursing support, clinical, administration and support services, with many opportunities for training and professional development.
Karen Crockatt, Hospital Director said, "We are incredibly excited about the new hospital, not just as we are able to provide further capacity to treat patients in the local area, but to develop the service model that we already offer in the North West region. Our focus is on developing one stop clinic propositions, day case pathways and rapid access to screening in our brand new static MRI, CT and 3D Mammography scanning facilities."
Chris Greenslade, Hospital Director at Euxton Hall Hospital said: “Not only will this bring new jobs to the area; it will also build on Euxton Hall and Fulwood Hall Hospitals’ clinical reputation to continue to provide high quality care for all our patients.”
Dr Andy Jones, CEO of Ramsay Health Care UK attended the official ground breaking ceremony said: "Ramsay Health Care UK has a proven track record of delivering great care to our patients and we are thrilled to be building this new facility in Chorley. I am delighted we are able to support the healthcare needs of the local community, whilst also providing employment opportunities within the local area with the wide array of roles this development will bring."