Front Entrance to St. Joseph's Hospital

St Joseph’s Hospital in collaboration with NHS Wales to fight Coronavirus

Date Posted: 9th April 2020

Stuart Hammond, CEO of St Joseph’s Hospital in Newport
photo by 'Chris Tinsley Photography'

Working in partnership with NHS Wales to fight COVID-19

We are very proud to be part of this collective effort against COVID-19 and have agreed a formal partnership with NHS Wales to support the national response. 

St Joseph's Hospital has committed it's bed capacity, facilities, expertise and resource to support the NHS during this very difficult time.

This agreement provides additional capacity for urgent and critical treatments that would normally take place in NHS hospitals. Services being offered to NHS patients at St Joseph's Hospital include breast surgery, gynaecological surgery, urological surgery, and other appropriate planned operations.  

"The coronavirus outbreak has meant we have had to act quickly to restructure and realign many of our exisitng services," said ABUHB health board chief executive Judith Paget.

"Our NHS staff have showed phenomenal levels of skill, hard work and determination to respond to the challenges we are facing at this difficult time."

"We would like to thank St Joseph's Hospital and we welcome this temporary arrangement which will help us to continue planned operations that may have otherwise been postponed due to the current circumstances."

St Joseph's Hospital, CEO, Stuart Hammond said, "Our priority is to help our NHS colleagues and to give vulnerable patients the treatment they so badly need. Patients will benefit from the collective expertise and compassionate care from everyone at St Joseph's. We are ready to support the NHS during this unprecedented time of national crisis."

Because we are supporting the NHS at this challenging time, we have reviewed all non-urgent, planned procedures and it is inevitable the majority of these will need to be rescheduled.

Private practice at St Joseph's hospital will begin again on 4th August. 

•    St Joseph’s Hospital in Malpas, Newport was founded in 1946 by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Annecy. The first operation took place on 11th February of that year nearly 75 years ago.
•    St Joseph’s is a small and experienced independent hospital where high standards of patient care are carefully monitored. Consultants treating patients at St Joseph’s hospital practice their specialities in accordance with the hospital’s Practicing Privileges.
•    The hospital is acknowledged as a world-class centre of excellence in healthcare offering over 350 treatments across 40 different specialities. St Joseph’s has over 160 leading consultants supported by a dedicated nursing and healthcare professional team. 
•    St Joseph’s welcomes more than 27,000 patients each year.