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NHS patients treated at more independent-sector facilities

Pictured from left: Rowley Hall Staff Nurse Sorniya Rai, Samantha Doubleday, Rowley Hall Hospital Director, Mr El Gizawy, a UHNM surgeon, and Sister Philippa Kirk

UHNM patients are receiving treatment at more local independent-sector facilities during the Coronavirus outbreak. Besides care at the North Staffordshire Nuffield Hospital, patients will also be asked to attend Rowley Hall Hospital and Beacon Park Hospital, both in Stafford. Both of these facilities are part of the Ramsay Health Care UK.

Rowley Hall Hospital has 13 bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities and an ambulatory unit with ten pods.

Both sites are managed by Ramsay Health Care UK.

UHNM has moved some services to independent sector facilities as part of measures to ensure patients can continue to receive treatment during the Coronavirus outbreak and patients and staff have praised the quality of care and experience of their time in these first class facilities.

Beryl Woodall, UHNM Deputy Chief Operating Officer, said: “We want to ensure we continue to give the best care to patients in the most appropriate setting and our clinical teams at UHNM have been working with staff from Rowley Hall and Beacon Park to prioritise patients who are eligible for treatment there. We would like to thank all of the teams involved for their support with this joint venture, which really demonstrates the value of collaborative working in these challenging times.”

Beacon Park Hospital has recently been developed and will operate as a hub-and-spoke model to Rowley Hall Hospital to support UHNM’s upper gastroenterology work and imaging services. It includes one theatre, an ambulatory unit with six pods, outpatient consulting rooms and a minor treatment room.