Nuffield Health Tees Hospital and Vanguard begin the construction of two new operating theatres to help NHS and private patients

Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest healthcare charity, and Vanguard Healthcare Solutions have started construction to create two new operating theatres at Nuffield Health Tees Hospital for the benefit of NHS and privately-paying patients in the local community.

On 8 January, construction started of the two-story purpose-built extension to house two modern, spacious operating theatres, replacing Nuffield Health’s Tees Hospital’s current two 43-year-old existing operating theatres. 

Both new operating theatres will allow the hospital to offer a wider range of surgical activities to local people and the anticipated completion date is September this year. The hospital’s current operating theatres continue to be used as normal in the meantime.

Stacey Brunton, Nuffield Health’s Health System Director at Nuffield Health Tees Hospital, says: “It’s fantastic news to start construction of our hospital’s two new operating theatres, in collaboration with Vanguard Healthcare Solutions.

“They will provide leading clinical facilities for our consultants and talented clinicians to provide best-in-class connected healthcare to support the health and wellbeing needs of NHS and privately-paying patients. This includes people from the local community needing joint replacements, spinal care, eyecare, prostate, gynaecology and women’s health services.”

Pictured are Stacey Brunton, Health Systems Director at Nuffield Health Tees Hospital (middle); Chris Blythe, Commercial Director at Vanguard Healthcare Solutions (left) and Lindsay Dransfield, Chief Commercial Officer at Vanguard Healthcare Solutions (right)

Nuffield Health Tees Hospital has partnered with Vanguard Healthcare Solutions to design and build the new theatres, which will be constructed using modern methods of construction and will be modular buildings. The majority of construction is completed off-site, minimising the impact for the hospital’s neighbours. As part of the construction, more parking spaces will also be created at the hospital site in Stockton-on-Tees.

Lindsay Dransfield, Vanguard Healthcare Solutions’ Chief Commercial Officer, says: “We are delighted to be partnering with Nuffield Health Tees Hospital in this exciting project. 

“Modular construction is faster, more environmentally-friendly, less disruptive and offers a cost-effective alternative to traditional building methods. The majority of construction is completed off-site, minimising the impact on a busy site and for the hospital’s neighbours. This project will help Nuffield Health Tees Hospital continue to deliver a vital health and wellbeing service to support the individual needs of the local community for many years to come.”

Proposed views when construction is completed (September this year)

Last updated Friday 2 February 2024

First published on Friday 2 February 2024