More investment on the horizon at private healthcare provider

Managers of a Sheffield’s private healthcare provider plan further development during 2020, following a year in which the hospital invested millions on infrastructure and equipment.

BMI Thornbury Hospital, in Fulwood, which since the summer of 2019 has invested £2.5m into refurbished private rooms, flooring, beds, tools and other equipment, was given a boost recently when it achieved a ‘Good’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The CQC report praised BMI Thornbury for its commitment to improving services and its active engagement with patients, staff, equality groups, the public and local organisations.

Kosta Antoniou, executive director at BMI Thornbury, said: “We’re really excited for the future at BMI Thornbury following a hugely progressive year in 2019. Further investment is planned this year, with our new inpatient ward opening officially in February, and more in the pipeline.

“I’m also really proud of all the work and dedication every single colleague at BMI Thornbury has given to achieve a ‘good’ result in our recent CQC report.

 “I challenged all of my team to be leaders and to demonstrate how effective they were – and everybody stepped up.”

BMI Thornbury, is a 64-bedded acute general hospital with two wards in Fulwood, Sheffield. It offers a wide range of services including orthopaedics, general surgery, gynaecology, spinal surgery, urology, oncology, ophthalmology, ear nose and throat services, cosmetic surgery and physiotherapy.

It was originally a private residence constructed in 1865. It later became a children’s hospital which closed in the 1980s before being acquired in 1991 by AMI, becoming part of the BMI Healthcare group in 1996.