Benenden in £54m facelift at hospital
Benenden, the York-based mutual healthcare provider, has completed a £54m modernisation programme at one of its hospitals.
The Benenden Hospital at Cranbrook in Kent has three new digital theatres, a purpose-built imaging unit and a non-site sterile services unit
The hospital and clinical director at Benenden, Jane Abbott, said: “It’s a delight to see the end result. A great example of how things have changed is the creation of a new imaging unit complete with CT and MRI scanners.
“Previously, we ran this service from the back of a lorry, in a car park close to the main building, but as a result of the redevelopment, our imaging unit is now an integral part of the hospital building.”
The project has taken around three and a half years to complete. Benenden was founded in 1905 to provide treatment for postal workers with tuberculosis. It has been based in York since 1990.