We’re starting the new year looking back at what has been a milestone year for us here at HMT Sancta Maria, as we reach a year since opening our new hospital in Swansea’s SA1.
Our hospital, which is owned and operated by not-for-profit healthcare providers, The Healthcare Management Trust (HMT), opened a brand-new state-of-the-art hospital in Swansea’s SA1 following more than 50 years at its site in the Uplands.
Our new hospital offers a much-improved patient experience with an on-site diagnostic suite including MRI, Digital X-Ray and Ultrasound as well as en-suite patient bedrooms, dedicated day surgery units and three operating theatres. Visitors also benefit from free on-site parking, step-free access and excellent transport links.
In what has been another challenging year for the healthcare sector, Geoff Bailey, our hospital director, comments: “When construction started on the new hospital in 2019, we had no idea that we would be opening during the middle of a global pandemic. While the opening itself lacked the fanfare that we would have wanted, the team here have ensured that the opening has been a huge success. Patients have been impressed with the new surroundings, the exceptional care they have received and the enhanced features that the hospital offers, particularly the on-site MRI.
“We offer a wide-range of procedures and treatments in areas including orthopaedics, ophthalmology, cosmetics and many more. We have been overwhelmed with the demand for our services this past year and we are looking forward to welcoming many more patients through our doors this year and beyond.
“As a not-for-profit organisation, we are committed to funding community causes and supporting charities. We align ourselves to causes that promote healthy lifestyles and in the last year alone, we have supported the Gower Ride, JCP Swansea Half Marathon and Swansea Bay 10k. We’re already in the planning stages with several organisations to offer our support to worthwhile causes this year.
“While we continue to grapple with the pandemic, I want to reassure patients that their safety is of the utmost importance to us and we will continue to adapt our processes and procedures in line with the latest guidance. I am incredibly proud of how the team here have adapted their working practices and continue to do so in what has been very challenging times.
“I’m looking forward to the year ahead and am excited to share some of the new services and initiatives that we will be launching in the next 12 months. We already have a reputation for offering cutting-edge procedures and we hope to expand on this, this year.”
HMT Sancta Maria Hospital is located on Lamberts Road in SA1.