New 23.2m hospital opens its doors to the Tees Valley community
Thursday 29 March 2018
Old and new came together this week, as Ramsay Health Care UK’s new CEO, Dr Andy Jones and long standing team members from Tees Valley Treatment Centre officially opened our brand new hospital on Wednesday (28 March).
Tees Valley Treatment Centre was based in the One Life Building and moved to a brand new site in February which is situated on Church Lane, behind St Mary’s Church on the grounds of Acklam Hall.
Teesside’s newest private hospital which is on the door step of the Tees Valley community, is open to both NHS and private patients, providing surgical, medical and assessment services.
The 23.2 million two-storey hospital offers a wide range of treatments and services across an array of departments which include; Orthopaedics, Cosmetic Surgery, Gynaecology, Dermatology, Endoscopy, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, General Surgery, Podiatric Surgery and Urology.
The new facilities include three laminar flow theatres, a dedicated endoscopy suite, 12 day patient pods, 19 en-suite bedrooms, an outpatient department with facilities for minor procedures, diagnostic imaging department, a physiotherapy suite and rehabilitation gym.
Ramsay Health Care UK team were joined by local councillors, representatives from Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation, Middlesbrough College, winners of the naming competition and members of the local healthcare community to name but a few.
Guests witnessed the unveiling of the plaque, a staff award ceremony and were given a tour of the facility, followed by a networking lunch.
At an awards ceremony, staff at the hospital were congratulated on their hard work over the last 14 months, and were treated to a celebratory lunch.
Dr Andy Jones, Ramsay Health Care UK CEO, who unveiled a commemorative plaque to mark the occasion, said: “The team at Tees Valley Treatment Centre have provided wonderful care to so many patients over the past 10 years. I am delighted with the new hospital which has been able to expand its services to provide a patient-centred one-stop journey for healthcare services and excellent care which is at the heart of Ramsay’s philosophy of people caring for people.
“We are absolutely delighted to be working with all members of the Tees Valley community and key stakeholders. I am very proud of all our team and our clinicians who work so hard to deliver excellent patient care and I have every confidence that our new hospital will go from strength to strength.”
Donna Thornton, General Manager of Tees Valley Hospital, said: “We are delighted to announce our vision for a bespoke patient centred hospital has finally come to fruition. The journey to date has been busy, exhilarating, exciting and hard work and the finished product has exceeded my expectations.
“Tees Valley is now open to anyone who has a healthcare need whether they are an NHS, insured or a private patient and will continue to meet the communities’ high demand for its services. We look forward to providing Middlesbrough and surrounding areas with a fantastic patient experience, high quality clinical care from some of the best consultants in the region and a broader range of services in a clean, crisp, modern, welcoming environment.
“Thank you to all staff, consultants, local stakeholders and members of the community for attending today’s official opening. I am very proud of the team and what we have achieved and would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the success of the hospital.”
Councillor Shamal Biswas who is delighted with the new hospital and was instrumental in initiating the development, said: “I live in Acklam and it is a project that is very close to my heart. It all started back in 2008; I was concerned that our only grade 1 listed building in the whole of the borough was derelict. After seeing Neil’s vision for Acklam Hall we persevered forward with a plan for a medical facility. I love my town and wanted to give something back to the people of Middlesbrough for generations to come.
“Tees Valley Hospital is fantastic and I am glad we are able to offer medical services to people across Middlesbrough and the surrounding areas.”