Harborne Hospital celebrates practical completion

By Jo Makosinski | Published: 1-Oct-2023

Independent hospital will provide private and NHS-funded services

A milestone moment has been reached in the Midlands as £100m building work on The Harborne Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK, is completed.

Opening its doors to patients in early January, the 50-bed, four-theatre independent hospital will provide a depth and breadth of healthcare not currently available in the region, including in specialties such as cancer, cardiac, and orthopedics 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. 

The power of synergy

Specialist health and care property developer, Prime plc, 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 14,728sq m hospital and builder, VINCI Building.

Claire Smith, chief executive of The Harborne Hospital and vice president of HCA Healthcare UK NHS Joint Ventures, said: “It has been a huge collaborative effort to get to this milestone moment.

“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.” 

Leighton Chumbley, chief executive at Prime, added: “We’re thrilled to see the completion of The Harborne Hospital.

“This has involved considerable effort and investment, with most of the key partners being involved over the seven-year period from inception to completion.

“The investment has come from the organisations but, more importantly, the individuals.”

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