A Decade Of First Class Care

Issue 28

In 1988, Spire Washington Hospital first opened as an Independent British Hospital. This year it celebrated ten years of being part of Spire Healthcare the country's second largest private hospital group.

In its decade as part of the Spire group, the Washington-based hospital has created a new theatre and ward, and has seen over £2million invested in on-site MRI and CT scanners. More recently, patient and consultant rooms have been refurbished and the hospital has also introduced bariatric surgery to its extensive list of procedures available. In a first for hospitals outside the NHS, Spire Washington’s Endoscopy Unit became the first to become JAG accredited.

Laura Farley, Business Development Manager at Spire Washington Hospital said: “It has been fascinating to look back at the history of the hospital, particularly the last decade and what we have achieved in that time. The addition of a third theatre and investment in our radiology services meant we were able to welcome more patients to the hospital for an even wider range of treatments. “We now have over 170 consultants at our hospital, with that number growing at a significant rate. This shows we are dedicated to providing quick access for patients requiring care. We look forward to what Spire Washington has in store for the next ten years and helping more people back on their journey to better health.” The hospital, which is just off the A1(M), offers high levels of medical treatment and personal care with a wide range of procedures and treatments available. From diagnostic imaging including X-Ray, MRI, CT and Ultrasound, to surgery including orthopaedic, gynaecology and cosmetic procedures. Services are available to everyone.

Patients can choose to self-fund with one single fixed price for their procedure, meaning no nasty hidden extras. There is also the option of interest free finance via Spire’s carefully chosen partner, Zebra Finance. The hospital is also accessible by those with private medical insurance, with Spire Healthcare having recently pioneered its own exclusive plan in connection with April UK. Aptly named ‘inSpire’, it was rated as one of the best value for money plans by well-known money saving expert Martin Lewis.

"It has been fascinating to look back at the history of the hospital, particularly the last decade and what we have achieved in that time."

Laura Farley, Business Development Manager, Spire Washington

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