19 February 2015
Located on Siemens’ Princess Parkway site, the new facility will replace the existing Spire Manchester Hospital in Whalley Range, and will be a flagship hospital within Spire’s portfolio, incorporating some of the most up-to-date facilities and configuration concepts.
Chris Chadwick, Hospital Director of Spire Manchester Hospital, commented: “We are delighted with the news that Spire Manchester Hospital will be moving to a prime location in the city. This location will give our patients excellent access to the hospital and represents a significant investment in Manchester by Spire Healthcare.
“By investing £63m in the new site, Spire Manchester Hospital will provide increased theatre and ward capacity for patients, larger patient accommodation and the capability for new services for the people of Manchester and surrounding areas. The new site on the corner of Princess Road and Barlow Moor Road will offer great facilities to patients and shows a commitment to research and education by Spire Healthcare.”
Siemens’ Site Director, Robin Phillips, commented: “We are delighted that Manchester City Council has granted consent for Spire's new hospital. It marks the beginning of an ambitious plan to develop and transform the Princess Road site - creating many jobs and adding real value to the local economy. We will focus on working with Spire, Manchester City Council and the local community to make the development of the site successful and beneficial to the local community as well as the regional economy”
The hospital will be equipped to undertake a significantly enhanced range of services, including highly complex surgery and medicine through a large and fully functioning Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU) together with state of the art diagnostic and imagery equipment from Siemens. Other new services will include hydrotherapy, a hybrid theatre and a 150 seat education centre.
Work will begin immediately, and the hospital should be fully operational by early 2017.
Established in 1981, Spire Manchester is one of the area’s leading private hospitals, offering a comprehensive range of services and facilities.