Opening to patients in early January 2024, the 50-inpatient bed, four-theatre hospital is located on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham campus, and, HCA Healthcare UK says, will provide ‘a depth and breadth’ of independent healthcare not currently available in the region, including in specialties such as cancer, cardiac, and orthopaedics and across inpatient, outpatient, and diagnostic care. While HCA Healthcare UK will be providing private patient care, The Harborne Hospital is a partnership with the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, which will manage its own two dedicated floors – including 72 inpatient beds for the care of NHS patients.
Specialist health and care property developer, Prime, ‘played a pivotal role’ in developing the hospital, ‘knitting together the skills and aspirations of all the teams involved’, including HCA UKM&G Investments, which funded construction of the 14,728 m2 hospital, and builders, VINCI Building.
Claire Smith, CEO of The Harborne Hospital, and Vice-President of HCA Healthcare UK NHS Joint Ventures, said: “It’s been a huge collaborative effort to get to this milestone moment, and I want to thank everybody involved for their dedication to this innovative project. For HCA Healthcare UK work only continues now, and at pace, to ensure that come January this impressive building is an even more impressive hospital, equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities, with teams of skilled medical professionals and the leading consultants that will make The Harborne Hospital the destination for high quality private care in the region.”
Julian Miller, the Trust’s Chief Financial Officer, said: “The Harborne Hospital provides the people of Birmingham and Solihull with further capacity and greater access to outstanding NHS care, in world-class facilities, delivered by leading NHS specialists.”
Pictured, left to right, are: Claire Hubbard, Chief Nursing Officer, Alexandra Squire-Marrow, Chief Operating Officer, Martyn Jagger, Vice-President Capital & Facilities, and Sam Lock, Regional Chief Operating Officer at HCA Healthcare UK, and Leighton Chumbley, CEO at Prime.