Healthcare Management Trust opens £25m hospital

HMT Sancta Maria Hospital in Swansea

Not-for-profit charity Healthcare Management Trust (HMT) has opened a £25m hospital in Swansea.

HMT Sancta Maria Hospital has been under construction for almost two years and replaces the previous facility in the Uplands area of the city, which closed last month.

The development offers facilities including an MRI scanner and digital X-ray machine, 12 en-suite patient bedrooms, three surgical theatres and a day surgery unit.

‘Our trustees would like to thank the many partners who contributed their visions, persistence and hard work that resulted in the completion and opening of our new hospital,’ said John Folliott Vaughan, HMT chair.

Tony Barrett, HMT chief executive, added: ‘The opening of the new hospital is a landmark event for the charity.

‘It is the result of extensive collaboration with our design team, construction company Kier, local partners, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, our employees, and the entire community.’

The HMT is a registered charity delivering not-for-profit health and social care in England and Wales. It also operates the St Hugh’s hospital in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, as well as two care homes in West Wickham, South East London.