The Harborne Hospital is open

The Harborne Hospital is HCA Healthcare UK’s latest
commitment to providing exceptional care to patients
from across the West Midlands

The Harborne Hospital

We are delighted to announce that The Harborne Hospital – the newest hospital from leading private healthcare provider, HCA Healthcare UK (HCA UK) – has officially opened its doors in Birmingham; bringing together leading consultants, innovative technologies, and state-of-the-art facilities to provide a new level of private care for patients in the West Midlands.

The £100m hospital provides quick access to expertise across a depth and breadth of care and at all levels of complexity. From primary care to outpatients and diagnostics through to complex care and surgery, the hospital is supported by the region's leading consultants covering specialities including cancer, cardiac care, orthopaedics, urology, digestive diseases, and more.

Located on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham campus, The Harborne Hospital is a partnership with University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) NHS Foundation Trust, with two of the hospitals eight floors and 72 beds, dedicated to the care of NHS patients, operated by UHB.

This is the latest in HCA UK’s joint venture partnerships, a unique way of working with the NHS which generates resource for the NHS to reinvests back into its services.

The next level of private care

Demand for private healthcare continues to be strong, particularly in the West Midlands*. The Harborne Hospital will bring a new level of capability, at a scale not currently available to the c.10% of people in the region with access to Private Medical Insurance, or to those who are able to self-pay for care.

The hospital’s facilities include 50 private en-suite inpatient beds, 16 private day care beds, modern outpatient services, four state-of-the-art operating theatres, a fully equipped day-care unit (with outpatient chemotherapy and radiotherapy services), an onsite pharmacy, and a dedicated intensive treatment unit for one-to-one, around-the-clock critical care for complex conditions.

The hospital is also equipped with cutting edge technology and equipment, including the regions first da Vinci Xi in the private sector, a surgical system that enables minimally invasive complex surgery and includes the latest generation of CT and MRI scanners, ultrasound, X-ray including digital fluoroscopy, 3D mammography and provides patients with access to a radiotherapy linear accelerator.

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John Reay, President and CEO of HCA Healthcare UK said:

"The Harborne Hospital is HCA UK’s latest commitment to providing exceptional, patient-focused care to more regions in the UK, delivered by expert teams using the most innovative technologies, and within state-of-the-art facilities.

"HCA UK has been successfully partnering with the NHS through Joint Ventures for over 15 years. Our partnership with University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust is another example of how we are working innovatively with the NHS to establish long term partnerships that will not only generate revenue for the Trust to reinvest back into its services but additionally capacity."

Claire Dunsterville, Market CEO for Birmingham with responsibility for The Harborne Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK said:

We're proud to bring HCA UKs’ over 25-year heritage and expertise to the West Midlands through the launch of The Harborne Hospital

"We have seen increased demand across the region for private healthcare and by bringing together our expert teams and leading consultants in our state-of-the-art hospital we will be able to provide and depth and breadth of private care at a level of complexity on a scale not previously available in the region.

"We look forward to becoming part of the local community and contributing to the growth of the area."

Mr Simon Radley, Medical Director and Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at The Harborne Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK said:

"We are delighted to be opening The Harborne Hospital. Providing specialist care across multiple medical specialties, the Hospital brings together state of the art technology, the expertise of leading consultants and nursing teams within a framework of robust clinical governance. We look forward to welcoming patients and offering them the highest quality care from outpatient and diagnostic care through to the most complex surgeries."

A wider network of care

The Harborne Hospital is the latest addition to HCA Healthcare UK’s wider network of hospital locations, spanning London and Manchester, building on 25 years of providing high-quality care in the UK. The major investment supports HCA UK’s long-term commitment to delivering the highest levels of care and seamless routes of access for more patients across the UK.

As well as improving access to quality healthcare for patients in the West Midlands, The Harborne Hospital will play a role in promoting and supporting economic growth; part of HCA UK’s commitment to investing in innovation and growth in the region. The new hospital will create more than 200 jobs including nurses, allied health professionals, radiographers, physiotherapists, GP’s and pharmacists all dedicated to delivering exceptional care for patients.

Compared to Q2 2022, the number of admissions using private medical insurance rose in every English region and in Scotland (+18%) in Q2 2023. The biggest rise in England came in the West Midlands (13%).