Grand Opening of 4.2 Million Development
Wednesday 25 May 2016
On Friday 6th May a number of VIPs including the Mayor of Torbay, Gordon Oliver, and Her Majesty’s Deputy Lord-Lieutenant of Devon, Brian Wills-Pope, and Chairman of Healthwatch, Kevin Dixon, joined staff at Mount Stuart Hospital in Torquay for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and buffet lunch to celebrate the opening of their new operating theatre and multi-million pound million redevelopment.
The £4.2 million development project began in March 2015 and has seen the addition of a third theatre, a new twelve-bed ambulatory care unit and a six-bed first stage recovery area. The final phase of the project is now well underway, the refurbishment of the day surgery theatre and endoscopy suite.
Mount Stuart Hospital opened in 1984 and now admits over 5,000 patients each year, both on a private basis and through the NHS, across a range of specialties including ENT, gynaecology, orthopaedics, cosmetic surgery, weight-loss surgery, urology, ophthalmology, cardiology and general surgery. The hospital has 31 beds and employs over 100 permanent staff along with the practices of 120 consultants. The hospital is justifiably proud of its 0% MRSA and hospital acquired infection rate and also has a 5* rating on the NHS Choices website.
Mount Stuart Hospital’s General Manager, Jeanette Mercer, said “We are delighted to be able to expand the services we are able to offer to local people and to continue to provide the high quality level of care that people have come to expect from Mount Stuart Hospital over the past 32 years. We’re also pleased that the expansion has created a number of job opportunities for local people as well as those seeking to relocate to this beautiful part of the world. Last month we had a very successful recruitment evening and are looking forward to welcoming a number of new clinical and non-clinical staff to our friendly team.”