Teesside’s newest private hospital is on the door step of the Tees Valley community and is open to both NHS and private patients, providing surgical, medical and assessment services.
The £23.2m, two-storey hospital offers a wide range of treatments and services across an array of departments which include orthopaedics, cosmetic surgery, gynaecology and general surgery.
The new facilities include three laminar flow theatres, a dedicated endoscopy suite, 12 day patient pods, 19 en-suite bedrooms, an outpatient department with facilities for minor procedures, diagnostic imaging department, a physiotherapy suite and rehabilitation gym.
Ramsay Health Care UK team were joined by local councillors, representatives from Middlesbrough FC Foundation, Middlesbrough College, winners of the naming competition and members of the local healthcare community to name but a few.
Guests witnessed the unveiling of the plaque, a staff award ceremony and were given a tour of the facility, followed by a networking lunch.
At an awards ceremony, staff at the hospital were congratulated on their hard work over the last 14 months, and were treated to a celebratory lunch.
Dr Andy Jones, Ramsay Health Care UK CEO, who unveiled a commemorative plaque to mark the occasion, said: “The team at Tees Valley Treatment Centre have provided wonderful care to so many patients over the past 10 years.
“I am delighted with the new hospital which has been able to expand its services to provide a patient-centred one-stop journey for healthcare services and excellent care which is at the heart of Ramsay’s philosophy of people caring for people.
“We are absolutely delighted to be working with all members of the Tees Valley community and key stakeholders.”
Councillor Shamal Biswas added: “I live in Acklam and it is a project that is very close to my heart.
“It all started back in 2008; I was concerned that our only grade 1 listed building in the whole of the borough was derelict. After seeing Neil’s (Cunningham) vision for Acklam Hall we persevered forward with a plan for a medical facility. I love my town and wanted to give something back to the people of Middlesbrough for generations to come.
“Tees Valley Hospital is fantastic and I am glad we are able to offer medical services to people across Middlesbrough and the surrounding areas.”
• Pictured above (left to right): Cutting of the ribbon, Dr Andy Jones, Ramsay Healthcare UK CEO and long serving team members, healthcare assistant Carl Holmes, administration manager Helen Routh and administrator Teresa Clark.