Our History Bristol Hospital The Chesterfield
Nuffield Health has been caring for the people of Bristol for over 50 years.
We first established a hospital at Clifton Court in Clifton Village in 1961. Known as The Chesterfield (a name which originated in the 1930s when the building was used as a nursing home), the hospital was Nuffield Health's third in the country and our first in Bristol. The Chesterfield was our home for over 40 years, during which time it underwent many alterations, including extensions to the rear wing, the addition of a new operating suite and, in the 1980s, the conversion of the 'nurse's quarters' into pathology laboratories.
In 2008 the old Chesterfield hospital closed and everything was transferred to our better equipped St Mary's Hospital, just off Clifton Triangle in Bristol. However, our intention had always been to redevelop The Chesterfield and return the historic site to its former glory. Our aspirations were realised in 2013 when we opened our new state-of-the-art Nuffield Health Bristol Hospital, incorporating the sympathetic restoration of the Grade II listed Georgian villa known as The Chesterfield.