Hove private hospital will create over 100 jobs

BUILDING: Matthew Dronsfield will run the new Montefiore Hospital

BUILDING: Matthew Dronsfield will run the new Montefiore Hospital

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A £25 million private hospital will create more than 100 jobs.

Construction work has already started at the former Legal and General building on the corner of Davigdor Road and Montefiore Road in Hove.

The hospital will be managed by Spire Healthcare and provide a wide range of outpatient and inpatient services.

The jobs will include medical staff such as nurses and radiographers along with administration workers and cleaners who are all expected to generate a stream of new businesses for nearby shops.

The five-storey building, which has been empty for six years, is owned by Scottish Widows Investment Partnership.

Work will involve gutting the inside and fitting it out with medical equipment, three operating theatres, consultation rooms, beds and communal areas.

The new Montefiore Hospital will be run by Matthew Dronsfield, who is also overseeing the 15 month construction phase.

He said: “The aim is to make this a centre of excellence for private healthcare and we intend to offer some of the most up-to-date clinical care in the country.

“We will be providing a broad range of services including outpatient clinics, carrying out MRI and CT scans and performing operations such as hernias or hip replacements.

“It represents a tremendously exciting development and should make the city an even more desirable place to live and work.”

The hospital is due to open in the summer of 2012.

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1:32pm Thu 14 Apr 11

191919 says...

Good that some new jobs will be created.

Well done.
Good that some new jobs will be created. Well done. 191919
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1:55pm Thu 14 Apr 11

TeasyWeasy says...

Yes, good news for jobs, and nearby businesses will hopefully benefit from extra trade (I'm not including the funeral directors in this category though!). The building's intended use now differs somewhat from the original planning application, which was for a sports injury clinic: http://www.theargus.
co.uk/news/8336729.H
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_could_become_medica
l_centre/ Planning applications by stealth have morphed the original plan for a day clinic into a 24 hour in-patient facility. But knowing I will be soon be able to get a private hip-op does indeed make this a more desirable city to live in!
Yes, good news for jobs, and nearby businesses will hopefully benefit from extra trade (I'm not including the funeral directors in this category though!). The building's intended use now differs somewhat from the original planning application, which was for a sports injury clinic: http://www.theargus. co.uk/news/8336729.H ove_insurance_office _could_become_medica l_centre/ Planning applications by stealth have morphed the original plan for a day clinic into a 24 hour in-patient facility. But knowing I will be soon be able to get a private hip-op does indeed make this a more desirable city to live in! TeasyWeasy
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2:13pm Thu 14 Apr 11

Granny says...

Well done the reporter for telling us that the jobs will include nurses and cleaners. I would hate to go there if there weren't any!
Well done the reporter for telling us that the jobs will include nurses and cleaners. I would hate to go there if there weren't any! Granny
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4:34pm Thu 14 Apr 11

Morpheus says...

I'm pleased to see this development. I tried private care at the Nuffield for the first time after 67 years of waiting around for the NHS and the difference in astonishing. No more NHS for me as long as I can afford private care. The NHS has £100 billion a year thrown at it and they have no idea what service and putting the patient first means. It is time for a bigger change to the NHS than any government has so far had the courage to propose. The NHS lives in the past.
I'm pleased to see this development. I tried private care at the Nuffield for the first time after 67 years of waiting around for the NHS and the difference in astonishing. No more NHS for me as long as I can afford private care. The NHS has £100 billion a year thrown at it and they have no idea what service and putting the patient first means. It is time for a bigger change to the NHS than any government has so far had the courage to propose. The NHS lives in the past. Morpheus
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7:45pm Thu 14 Apr 11

Hove Actually says...

Yes good news, and as the argus so apyly points out can't wait to see all those private paitents popping to Wickes or one of the local burger vans.
Yes good news, and as the argus so apyly points out can't wait to see all those private paitents popping to Wickes or one of the local burger vans. Hove Actually
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11:36am Fri 15 Apr 11

I'm game says...

Morpheus wrote:
I'm pleased to see this development. I tried private care at the Nuffield for the first time after 67 years of waiting around for the NHS and the difference in astonishing. No more NHS for me as long as I can afford private care. The NHS has £100 billion a year thrown at it and they have no idea what service and putting the patient first means. It is time for a bigger change to the NHS than any government has so far had the courage to propose. The NHS lives in the past.
I must admit, 67 Years on the waiting list is a little extreme.

Still, I am glad you can afford to go private now. Just a shame that when you could not afford it, and were sick and poor, you had to use the N.H.S.
You ungrateful sickly individual. A lifetime of care from the look of it, all free, in times past you would have been left to die witht he ither runts of the litter. Darwins Law and all that..

Bless You.
[quote][p][bold]Morpheus[/bold] wrote: I'm pleased to see this development. I tried private care at the Nuffield for the first time after 67 years of waiting around for the NHS and the difference in astonishing. No more NHS for me as long as I can afford private care. The NHS has £100 billion a year thrown at it and they have no idea what service and putting the patient first means. It is time for a bigger change to the NHS than any government has so far had the courage to propose. The NHS lives in the past.[/p][/quote]I must admit, 67 Years on the waiting list is a little extreme. Still, I am glad you can afford to go private now. Just a shame that when you could not afford it, and were sick and poor, you had to use the N.H.S. You ungrateful sickly individual. A lifetime of care from the look of it, all free, in times past you would have been left to die witht he ither runts of the litter. Darwins Law and all that.. Bless You. I'm game
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6:27pm Tue 3 May 11

brightondrjohn says...

I am delighted to see that Spire Healthcare have made such a determined move to provide an alternative option for healthcare provision in Brighton and Hove. An alternative to the Nuffield has been much needed for as long as I can remember.
When I approached the Brighton Medical Profession 10 years ago, I was told - and I quote one consultant - '...over my dead body!' They were so entrenched in their private monopoly they didn't want any competition.
The antagonism to the concept ran around the city like wildfire - God save us from masonic rule!
I made the unforgivable decision that I would hope to bring world leading consultants from outside Brighton (they wouldn't even accept people coming from other Sussex hospitals). The idea of bringing such superspecialists and state-of-art technology was not acceptable because it might take money out of their monopolistic pockets (I wouldn't mind but the noisiest protagonists were so close to retirement age. The concept of providing the best for patients never crossed their minds! When I also let them know that I had worked with the then government to provide options for patients to be taken abroad to get their care - all they could see was the chance of their private income deminishing - not the very best for the patient!
So I really wish Spire every success and I am sure it will be a state of the art facility. Good luck.
I am delighted to see that Spire Healthcare have made such a determined move to provide an alternative option for healthcare provision in Brighton and Hove. An alternative to the Nuffield has been much needed for as long as I can remember. When I approached the Brighton Medical Profession 10 years ago, I was told - and I quote one consultant - '...over my dead body!' They were so entrenched in their private monopoly they didn't want any competition. The antagonism to the concept ran around the city like wildfire - God save us from masonic rule! I made the unforgivable decision that I would hope to bring world leading consultants from outside Brighton (they wouldn't even accept people coming from other Sussex hospitals). The idea of bringing such superspecialists and state-of-art technology was not acceptable because it might take money out of their monopolistic pockets (I wouldn't mind but the noisiest protagonists were so close to retirement age. The concept of providing the best for patients never crossed their minds! When I also let them know that I had worked with the then government to provide options for patients to be taken abroad to get their care - all they could see was the chance of their private income deminishing - not the very best for the patient! So I really wish Spire every success and I am sure it will be a state of the art facility. Good luck. brightondrjohn
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