Birmingham welcomes new ophthalmology and gastroenterology hospital

CHEC’s new Kings Norton site set to reduce NHS waiting times and increase patient choice

CHEC, one of the UK’s leading providers of community healthcare, has confirmed it will be opening a new Birmingham hospital in early 2024. Based in Kings Norton, the conveniently located facility will help reduce NHS waiting times and increase patient choice by providing access to ophthalmology and gastroenterology services in the community.

The new hospital will be located at Kings Norton Business Centre in Kingsgate House. With ample free parking and excellent transport links, CHEC is currently fitting out the 7,830 square foot building into a state-of-the-art clinical facility complete with one ophthalmology theatre and one endoscopy suite.

Working in partnership with the NHS, CHEC has more than 20 community hospitals nationwide. The addition of Kings Norton in Birmingham strengthens its existing West Midlands stronghold which already includes Coventry, Stoke on Trent, and Worcester.

“Patient choice, exceptional care and equity of access are central to CHEC’s operations and ethos, which is why we’re proud to collaborate with NHS partners nationwide, helping to keep waiting times to a minimum while delivering the very best quality of care,” explains Jose Bailey, Commercial Director at CHEC.

“For well over a decade, we’ve been trusted by the NHS to deliver healthcare services in the community, so can’t wait to open our doors and become part of the Birmingham community in the new year. In the meantime, we’d welcome any residents to get in touch and learn more about how we work with the NHS to make much-needed treatments more readily accessible.”

Upon opening, treatments in both specialties will be within four weeks of receipt of referral.

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