Work underway on £40million private hospital in Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 15:00 13 November 2016

An artist's impression of the imminent hospital in Hatfield

An artist's impression of the imminent hospital in Hatfield

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Work has started on a £40million private hospital in Hatfield, which will provide a range of services and create 150 jobs.

The two-storey facility, dubbed ‘One Hatfield’, will span four acres on land next to the Porsche dealership in Hatfield Avenue.

It will offer elective surgeries – including orthopaedic and specialist spinal procedures – along with general surgeries such as ENT (ear, nose and throat).

The facility will comprise 21 beds, three of which will be designated for critical care, three ultra clean ventilation (UCV) theatres, 14 day-case pods, two treatment rooms and 10 outpatient consultation rooms.

There will also be a diagnostic imaging suite and “ample” parking.

The project is being commissioned by One Healthcare, which was established in 2014 to develop and run private hospitals across the UK.

A spokeswoman said it should be completed by the end of 2017.

Company chief executive, Adrian Stevenson, said: “We are committed to providing the very best care, with outstanding consultants and state-of-the-art, purpose-built facilities, ideally located across the UK.

“With a main aim to optimise patient experience, One Hatfield Hospital has been modelled on innovative surgery and diagnostic centres in America and Australasia in order to provide unrivalled design features, service and technology.

“We are delighted that our vision is coming to life with the help of our contractor and are looking forward to seeing the plans come to fruition.”

The hospital will be the second of 10 One Healthcare facilities nationwide, following the completion of One Ashford Hospital in March 2016.

Conlon Construction is undertaking the project, and chairman Michael Conlon said the “fantastic” hospital would “revolutionise healthcare in Hertfordshire” and provide “unrivalled” facilities.

“We understand the intricacies of such projects and have devised a build programme that will ensure One Hatfield is delivered on time and within budget,” he added.

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