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About St Joseph’s Hospital

Our History 

St Joseph’s Hospital was founded by the Sisters of St Joseph of Annecy in 1946, two years before the birth of the NHS.

The story of St Joseph’s Hospital began during the second world war when the founding sisters committed to bringing health and care to the people of a growing community.

The first surgical operation took place in February 1946 when St Joseph’s Nursing Home officially opened, a phrase coined by the government of the time to describe hospitals. Claremont House had just 16 beds and 314 patients in the first year.

Now, over 75 years later St Joseph’s Hospital is an expectional hospital welcoming over 20,000 patients a year. The Sisters of St Joseph of Annecy gradually retired from the hospital and in 2014 it was sold and became privately owned. 

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A patient being cared for at St Joseph's Nursing Home, Claremont House
Theatre Manager and Clinical Team

Our Future 

Combining the specialist expertise of our consultants with our continual investment in the very latest technology, patients visiting us benefit from immediate access to personalised care from our consultant specialists and diagnostic centre.

We offer a range of speciality clinics including cardiology, vascular surgery, gynaecology, general surgery, orthopaedic surgery and ophthalmology. We also have advanced diagnosticsphysiotherapy and private GP clinics available on site.

Consultant-led treatment is supported by a dedicated team of experienced nurses in modern facilities carefully designed to provide a caring environment.

St Joseph’s Hospital recognises that each and every patient that comes through our doors is an individual, with different needs. Our aim is to make your patient journey, from first booking through to the completion of treatment, as comfortable and convenient as it can be. We believe that the best care is provided by listening to our patients and working in collaboration.

We pride ourself on delivering the finest hospital service, and our bespoke healthcare approach takes our service standards to the highest standard.

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