Ross Hall Hospital owner BMI Healthcare will open a £ 20million private hospital in Braehead, near Glasgow
A £ 20million private hospital will be opened in Braehead near Glasgow – by the owner of the long-established Ross Hall Hospital in the south of the city – initially creating 50 jobs.
The new hospital, which will occupy the 3,100 square meter Titanium building in Braehead and is expected to open in January, will offer a full range of specially designed medical facilities. It will have two operating rooms and a suite of recovery rooms, and will offer a full outpatient service, including MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) examinations and diagnoses.
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Known as Ross Hall in Titanium, the new hospital is being opened by BMI Healthcare, which is part of the Circle Health Group and currently has four hospitals and 980 employees in Scotland.
Circle is owned by Missouri-based US healthcare group Centene and is run by an independent UK board of directors, BMI Healthcare noted.
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When asked if the existing Ross Hall Hospital at Crookston Road would continue as normal, with the opening of Operation Braehead, BMI Healthcare said: “Yes, it will continue as usual and this new hospital is an extension Ross Hall Services. ”
The existing Ross Hall Hospital is Scotland’s largest private hospital, BMI Healthcare noted.
While 50 jobs will initially be created by the new development of Braehead, BMI Healthcare noted “additional potential to increase this through future development and expansion of the services”.
Mhairi Jefferies, Executive Director of BMI Healthcare, said: “This is a significant investment in the most advanced equipment and services for patients in Scotland, in a state-of-the-art building.
She added, “The new facility was designed by the people and clinicians who will provide medical care to patients, to ensure the best clinical experience for patients. ”
BMI Healthcare said it has invested £ 20million in diagnostic imaging equipment over the past 12 months, including “state-of-the-art MRI equipment for Ross Hall at Titanium”.
He added, “New MRI technology enables faster diagnostic scans, with 65 scanned channels providing images with 25% greater clarity for accurate diagnosis of hard-to-reach tissue conditions. ”
BMI Healthcare has indicated that “almost all” of the building’s electricity will be generated by air-source heat pumps. He added: “The building is fully accessible and is fully air conditioned, with extensive use of natural light to enhance the patient experience.”