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Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the biggest and busiest acute NHS trusts in the North West, with a budget of
Ashford Hospital, situated on the A30 to the west of London, close to the junction 13 of the M25 and Heathrow Airport. The hospital continues to provide a wide range of medical and mainly day surgical services, outpatients services, ophthalmology, a dedicated stroke rehabilitation unit and now includes the Walk-In Centre and Rapid Access Centre.
The hospital offers 55 registered beds, and 3 operating theatres, one of which has laminar flow. This is a clean air system, which reduces the risk of infection during operations. There is always at least one member of staff on site with current Advanced Life Support training at any one time. A wide range of diagnostic imaging services is available. These include, permanent MRI and CT scanners, as well as ultrasound, x-ray and bone densitometry. The hospital provides surgical services for both breast and bowel cancer, although neither unit is BUPA-approved at present. Chemotherapy is also available to treat the disease, and palliative care services available for patients whose illness is terminal. The hospital offers a range of physiotherapy services, including specialist treatment for sports injuries. There is a gymnasium on site to help with patient rehabilitation and hydrotherapy is available.
The hospital has a BUPA approved breast cancer unit. It has a new oncology centre and offers a range of cancer treatments. The hospital also has new sports massage therapy service. No heart services are offerred apart from exercise ECG. Paediatric surgery is backed up by at least four staff trained in advanced life-support for children on duty at all times, and a minimum of two for adult critical care. This represents one of the highest levels of critical-care cover in the private sector.
Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre is a purpose built hospital serving the populations of South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire. The Treatment Centre focuses on providing specialist orthopaedic services. The hospital is run by Care UK, an independent company providing services to NHS patients. It is a newly-built, 46-bed orthopaedic centre, with three theatres, and opened in July 2005. It performs over 3,000 surgical procedures a year, made up mainly of knee and hip replacements, shoulder and lower back surgery plus minor orthopaedic cases.
Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute Trust, which came into being on 1st April 1999, following the merger of Chase Farm Hospital and Wellhouse NHS Trusts.
Barnsley Hospital is among the leading NHS trusts in the country. As a 450-bed associate teaching and research hospital affiliated with the University of Sheffield, we provide a range of high quality acute hospital services.