£4.2m boost for St Joseph’s enables technology upgrade to increase patient capacity

St Joseph’s Hospital in Newport, Wales, is set to benefit from a £4.2 million investment during its 75th anniversary year. As the third part of a phased process, the investment will fund a state-of-the-art GE Healthcare x-ray machine for the advanced diagnostic centre as well as extensive upgrading and refurbishment work.

Previous investment led to the opening of a new £3 million day surgery unit earlier this year and the installation of an MRI scanner. The recent investment allows the introduction of the latest diagnostic reporting system, enabling a rapid access clinical pathway, the provision of additional day surgery capacity and the installation of a fourth surgical environment for microsurgery procedures. A recruitment drive across a number of clinical positions will also be launched.

The hospital’s water and heating system is currently under refurbishment to improve energy efficiency. Inpatient bedrooms are also being refurbished to a five-star standard. The hospital will have the capacity for 68,000 patients a year.

“We continue to support our colleagues in the NHS and use our learnings from 2020 to reshape what we do, constantly improving and offering the very best in patient-centred care,” said ceo Stuart Hammond. “The provision for increased demand from private patients with leading consultant specialists where safety comes first means expanding to increase current and future capacity. The new ownership and multi-million pound investment have enabled us to do this in a safe environment.”

Picture: St Joseph’s Hospital ceo Stuart Hammond.

Published on page 18 of the January 2022 issue of RAD Magazine.

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