New community hospital to open in Swindon

By Nick Batten on 14 May, 2024

CHEC, one of the UK’s leading providers of community healthcare, has confirmed it will be opening a new hospital in east Swindon.

The conveniently located facility will help reduce NHS waiting times and increase patient choice by providing access to ophthalmology and gastroenterology services in the community.

Working in partnership with the NHS, CHEC has more than 20 community hospitals nationwide.

This new hospital will be located at Edison Park, in the Dorcan area on the eastern side of Swindon. With ample free parking and good transport links, CHEC is currently fitting out the new site into a state-of-the-art clinical facility complete with one ophthalmology theatre and one endoscopy suite. 

Jose Bailey, Chief Commercial Officer at CHEC, said, “Patient choice, exceptional care and equity of access are central to CHEC’s operations and ethos, which is why we’re proud to collaborate with NHS partners nationwide, helping to keep waiting times to a minimum while delivering the very best quality of care.

“For well over a decade, we’ve been trusted by the NHS to deliver healthcare services free of charge for local people, and we can’t wait to open our doors and become part of the Swindon community this summer. In the meantime, we’d welcome any residents to get in touch and learn more about how we work with the NHS to make much-needed treatments more readily accessible.” 

Upon opening, treatments in both specialities will be within four weeks of receipt of referral.

To register your interest in the services CHEC will provide at its Swindon site, please contact engagement@chec.uk

The full address for the new CHEC Swindon site is: CHEC, Unit 3 Warwick House, Edison Park, Swindon, SN3 3RB