HMT Sancta Maria Hospital has opened its brand-new state-of-the-art facility in Swansea’s SA1. The hospital, which is owned and operated by not-for-profit healthcare specialists, the Healthcare Management Trust (HMT), has been under construction for nearly two years.
The new £25m hospital offers a range of improved facilities including on-site diagnostic equipment in the form of an MRI scanner, digital X-ray machine and ultrasound scanner.
It also has on-site parking, step-free access, 12 en-suite patient bedrooms, three surgical theatres and a dedicated day surgery unit. There are even ten electric car charging spaces for staff and visitors to use.
Geoff Bailey, Hospital Director, comments: “The entire Sancta Maria team are very excited to make the move to our brand-new hospital. While we won’t be having the opening party that we would want, we are incredibly proud to showcase this new facility to our patients and to bring with us the same exemplary care that we have offered for many years in the Uplands.
“We will also be replicating our stringent COVID safety measures at the new hospital which sees visitors have their temperatures taken on arrival as well as wearing masks and sanitising their hands. The new facility, with its wider corridors and more open spaces will allow us to better manage the patient flow for the time being.”
Tony Barrett, Chief Executive of HMT, commented: “The opening of the new hospital is a landmark event for the charity. This is the culmination of hard work and of a determination to keep quality health care right here in Swansea. It is the result of extensive collaboration with our design team, construction company Kier, local partners, University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD), our employees, and the entire community.
“We are keen to improve the patient experience and make sure individuals and families receive the treatment and support they need to lead healthy lives. We are committed to continue our vision of delivering high quality healthcare in the most appropriate way and this new hospital will enable us to do this.”
HMT Sancta Maria Hospital offers a wide range of treatments including orthopaedics, urology, ophthalmology and cosmetics. For more information please visit www.hmtsanctamaria.org or call 01792 479040