Hospital marks 60th anniversary of caring in city

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A private Sheffield hospital is celebrating 60 years of providing health care.

Claremont Hospital on Sandygate Road, Sandygate, held a garden party for consultants, GPs, staff past and present and business partners to toast the last six decades and to promote its redevelopment plans.

Andy Davey, hospital director, said: “We are proud of our long links with the city and pride ourselves on our strong heritage and reputation for quality.

“Over the past 60 years, health care has moved on considerably and we have been at the cutting edge of those changes.

“No more so than at the moment with a major investment programme already starting to transform the facilities and enhance the services we provide.

“Plans include more operating theatres and consulting rooms, refurbishing bedrooms, a new day-case unit and upgrading our diagnostic suite.”

The hospital was founded by the Institute of our Lady of Mercy – a Catholic religious order set up in Ireland in 1831.

A nursing home was set up in Claremont Place, close to the current Royal Hallamshire Hospital site.

As it grew, it moved to Sandygate Road in 1953, where it remains today.

The sisters withdrew from running Claremont in 1996 and it is now run by Aspen Healthcare.