New 'state-of-the-art' private hospital to serve south west Wales

Hospital director Stuart Hammond at the current HMT Sancta Maria site in Swansea. The healthcare provider has announced it is to build a new state-of-the-art hospital in south west Wales. (8796209)

Hospital director Stuart Hammond at the current HMT Sancta Maria site in Swansea. The healthcare provider has announced it is to build a new state-of-the-art hospital in south west Wales. (8796209)

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A PRIVATE hospital that treats Pembrokeshire patients has announced it is to build a new start-of-the-art facility in south west Wales.

HMT Sancta Maria announced today that it has identified a preferred site close to Swansea for the purpose-built hospital, which it says will 'enhance the range of clinical services' available in the area.

Tony Barrett, the chief executive of HMT (Healthcare Management Trust), said: “This ambitious development will ensure that patients across Swansea and west Wales continue to benefit from access to leading clinical services within a facility designed to offer the very best patient experience.”

Sancta Maria hospital director, Stuart Hammond, said: “This announcement represents a new era for Sancta Maria Hospital and for healthcare provision in south Wales.

"Moving to a purpose built healthcare facility will ensure HMT Sancta Maria continues to lead the way in providing high class medical care and treatment whilst maintaining its position as one of Wales’ best performing hospitals.

“Of course, in the meantime, we will continue to deliver the highest level of care at our Swansea site which is currently being modernised until the relocation takes place in 2017.”

The Hospital Management Trust was founded in 1985 by a group of people 'who believed that private medicine and care in opposition to the NHS should not be the only way forward'. It is a 'not for profit' independent provider of health care services with two hospitals and three care homes.

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10:43pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Tttoommy says...

I suppose any Pembrokeshire person with 2 p to rub together will have to go tere as all the NHS HOSPITALS WILL BE CLOSED in the next few years?
I suppose any Pembrokeshire person with 2 p to rub together will have to go tere as all the NHS HOSPITALS WILL BE CLOSED in the next few years? Tttoommy
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9:39am Thu 31 Jul 14

Gogledd says...

Quite, just what I was thinking how on earth do the people of Pembrokeshire who have no jobs one of the lowest incomes in Wales manage to afford private care...its a joke and absolute disgrace...of course BJP will be able to afford it wont he........
Quite, just what I was thinking how on earth do the people of Pembrokeshire who have no jobs one of the lowest incomes in Wales manage to afford private care...its a joke and absolute disgrace...of course BJP will be able to afford it wont he........ Gogledd
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9:58am Thu 31 Jul 14

call me Mr Meldrew says...

Gogledd wrote:
Quite, just what I was thinking how on earth do the people of Pembrokeshire who have no jobs one of the lowest incomes in Wales manage to afford private care...its a joke and absolute disgrace...of course BJP will be able to afford it wont he........
BJP ? i think you mean BPJ , thats the problem the who and the why goes right out of the window and every news story just becomes another reason to moan and whine :(
[quote][p][bold]Gogledd[/bold] wrote: Quite, just what I was thinking how on earth do the people of Pembrokeshire who have no jobs one of the lowest incomes in Wales manage to afford private care...its a joke and absolute disgrace...of course BJP will be able to afford it wont he........[/p][/quote]BJP ? i think you mean BPJ , thats the problem the who and the why goes right out of the window and every news story just becomes another reason to moan and whine :( call me Mr Meldrew
  • Score: 3

11:04am Thu 31 Jul 14

Gogledd says...

call me Mr Meldrew wrote:
Gogledd wrote:
Quite, just what I was thinking how on earth do the people of Pembrokeshire who have no jobs one of the lowest incomes in Wales manage to afford private care...its a joke and absolute disgrace...of course BJP will be able to afford it wont he........
BJP ? i think you mean BPJ , thats the problem the who and the why goes right out of the window and every news story just becomes another reason to moan and whine :(
You are quite right of course....but when u see what is happening around you and the decline in public services and the fact that only those who can afford health care will be able to receive it, it is somewhat worrying. We need to do something in the UK as the NHS in collapsing under the weight of an much increased population. The US system is pretty grim but the Australian one may offer the middle way.
[quote][p][bold]call me Mr Meldrew[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gogledd[/bold] wrote: Quite, just what I was thinking how on earth do the people of Pembrokeshire who have no jobs one of the lowest incomes in Wales manage to afford private care...its a joke and absolute disgrace...of course BJP will be able to afford it wont he........[/p][/quote]BJP ? i think you mean BPJ , thats the problem the who and the why goes right out of the window and every news story just becomes another reason to moan and whine :([/p][/quote]You are quite right of course....but when u see what is happening around you and the decline in public services and the fact that only those who can afford health care will be able to receive it, it is somewhat worrying. We need to do something in the UK as the NHS in collapsing under the weight of an much increased population. The US system is pretty grim but the Australian one may offer the middle way. Gogledd
  • Score: 2

3:13pm Thu 31 Jul 14

GrumpyMiddleagedWoman says...

when did Swansea become part of Pembrokeshire?
when did Swansea become part of Pembrokeshire? GrumpyMiddleagedWoman
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10:52am Wed 6 Aug 14

Cymru bach says...

Meanwhile,- the 'state of the art' hospitals in Tenby, Pembroke Dock lie unused and the 'state of the art' hospital in Haverfordwest is being run down.
I would prefer the Western Telegraph to report stories with objectivity rather than blindly printing stage managed press releases.
Meanwhile,- the 'state of the art' hospitals in Tenby, Pembroke Dock lie unused and the 'state of the art' hospital in Haverfordwest is being run down. I would prefer the Western Telegraph to report stories with objectivity rather than blindly printing stage managed press releases. Cymru bach
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