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New state-of-the-art Kettering hospital to support ‘increased patient demand’

A new state-of-the-art Kettering hospital to support “increased patient demand” has opened. Glendon Wood Hospital, funded by Assura, cut the ribbon on August 1.

The site includes two operating theatres, an endoscopy unit, and outpatient consulting rooms alongside a radiology department including digital mammography, static CT and MRI, X-Ray, and ultrasound.

The announcement comes after the government outlined its intention to leverage the use of independent sector-led community diagnostic centres (CDCs) to reduce pressure on the NHS and cut wait times for patients.

The government announced the plans as part of a wider strategy to maximise independent sector capacity to treat NHS patients more quickly.

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Glendon Wood Hospital, which began development in 2021, will provide services for NHS and private patients to support the growing population of Kettering and alleviate the “increased demand” on local hospital services.

It was developed to provide an extension of services offered at Woodland Hospital, part of Ramsay Health Care UK, just under four miles away.

The new site, on Glendon Lodge Farm, is set to create 150 roles in nursing, nursing support, clinical, administration and support services, and many opportunities for training and professional development.

Paul Warwick, Director of Sustainability and Projects at Assura, said: “We are delighted to see this – our 101st development – reach completion and open to patients in Kettering.

“It will be a huge asset to Ramsay Health Care UK and the Woodland Hospital, with demand on the hospital’s services having drastically increased due to the local population growth.

“In line with the government’s newly announced community diagnostic centre initiatives, this new building will help alleviate this demand through the provision of a modern, fit-for-purpose and sustainable building offering diagnostic services for the local community.”

Lisa Powell, Operations Director at Ramsay Health Care UK, added: “Woodland Hospital plays a major role within the Northamptonshire community and the additional surgical and diagnostic capacity provided by Glendon Wood Hospital will allow Ramsay Health Care UK to continue to provide much needed support for the local healthcare system.”

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