30 November 2012
Brighton and Hove’s new private hospital opened its doors to patients on Monday 26 November.
The Montefiore Hospital is situated in the former Legal & General building on the corner of Davigdor Road and Montefiore Road in Hove.
While the building’s impressive Victorian exterior remains untouched – apart from repair and redecoration work to restore it to its former glory – the interior has been transformed into one of the most modern clinical facilities in the UK. Considerable investment into the latest technology and medical equipment has attracted talented clinicians, providing them with a platform from which to practice.
Spire Healthcare is one of the leading providers of private healthcare and the Montefiore is Spire’s new £35 million hospital. It is headed up by Hospital Director Andy Wood. He said: “Our new hospital will provide some of the most groundbreaking and up-to-date private healthcare in the country and offer a wide range of medical services to people in Sussex and beyond.
“Our surgeons and physicians offer treatments for most medical conditions. We also have very sophisticated diagnostic equipment such as MRI and CT scanners, and we can offer patients fast access to appointments.”
Every effort has been made to ensure that patients have as comfortable an experience as possible at the Montefiore. The private bedrooms are spacious with en-suite facilities and large windows to create a light and airy ambience. A particular feature of the hospital is the restaurant-quality catering using locally sourced produce.
The Montefiore Hospital has been welcomed by the community. Besides giving a new lease of life to an historic building, it is providing employment for some 150 local people and generating a welcome stream of new business to shops and cafes in the area. Spire’s policy to use locally-based suppliers and contractors has ensured that local businesses also benefit from the construction project itself.
Gary Peters, Chairman of the Brighton & Hove Economic Partnership said: “This is fantastic news for the city and a great example of what Brighton needs. The regeneration of a disused building into a magnificent health facility will bring business and much needed local jobs into the city.”
Julia Chanteray, President of the Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce, said: "Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce welcomes the opening of the Montefiore Hospital in Hove. The new hospital builds further the city's success and expertise in the medical sector, and widens the range of services for people in the city."
Andy Wood added: “The Montefiore Hospital aims to deliver the best care available to Brighton & Hove’s 250,000 residents. It represents a tremendously exciting development and should help make the city an even more desirable place to live and work.”
For further information about the Montefiore Hospital, visit www.spirehealthcare.com/montefiore or telephone 01273 828 120.