13 February 2012,

South Bristol NHS Community Hospital

Construction of South Bristol NHS Community Hospital was completed on schedule on Monday 13th February 2012 and the building was handed over to the NHS Bristol by Bristol Infracare LIFT Limited.

The £45M hospital project at Hengrove Park is part of a wider regeneration scheme for this part of South Bristol, organised by Bristol City Council, which includes a new leisure centre with Olympic size swimming pool due to open at the end of February and a new further education college, the South Bristol Skills Academy, which opened in 2010, on the same campus.

The 11,000m2 hospital will provide a wide range of services, comprising:

  • 60 inpatient beds for rehabilitation patients recovering mobility and includes dedicated physiotherapy services for these patients;
  • A day surgery department with two operating theatres and endoscopy facilities;
  • A dental department with 17 dental chairs to provide supervised practice for students from the Bristol Dental School;
  • Outpatients services, including physiotherapy;
  • An urgent care centre; and,
  • X-ray facilities to support the outpatient and urgent care services.

The hospital will serve the whole of South Bristol – a population of 155,000 – and will help save tens of thousands of patient journeys per year to acute hospitals in other parts of the city.