South Wales’ leading independent hospital, HMT Sancta Maria, has been granted planning permission to develop a state-of-the-art hospital at Parc Felindre, north of Swansea.
The new facility will replace the existing HMT Sancta Maria hospital in Uplands, Swansea, which is owned and operated by Healthcare Management Trust (HMT) a not-for-profit independent healthcare provider. The new Felindre facility will be a flagship hospital within HMT’s portfolio, incorporating some of the most up-to-date facilities.
The new hospital will be equipped to undertake a significantly enhanced range of services with cutting edge medical equipment including the latest generation MRI scanner, digital x-ray room and diagnostic ultrasound and cardiology suite. There will be 18 private en-suite patient rooms including a high dependency facility, a six-bed day ward, 13 consulting rooms including dedicated ophthalmology, ENT and plastic surgery rooms and two ultra clean, digitally integrated operating theatres and an endoscopy suite. Work is scheduled to begin on the new facility in early 2016 and is due for completion in Spring 2017.
It is anticipated that there will be employment and economic benefits to the local area as the new hospital will allow HMT Sancta Maria to expand its range of services. HMT Sancta Maria Hospital Director, Stuart Hammond said: “We are thrilled that our plans to build a new state-of-the-art hospital in a prime Swansea location have been approved. The location at Felindre, just off the M4 with parking for over 100 cars, will give our growing number of patients excellent access to the hospital and represents a significant investment in Swansea by HMT.
“As a not-for-profit healthcare provider, HMT Sancta Maria is all about putting the patient first and we are committed to developing a five-star hospital which will set new standards in clinical care and patient experience in South-West Wales. Of course, in the meantime, we will continue to deliver the highest level of care at our existing Swansea site at Ffynone Road until the relocation takes place in Spring 2017.”
HMT Sancta Maria works with over 150 of Wales’ leading consultants to provide a full range of healthcare services to South and South-West Wales including cosmetic surgery, orthopaedic, cardiology and general surgery.
HMT was founded in 1985 as a registered charity and has a portfolio of hospitals and care homes throughout the UK.