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Hospital opens £180-a-night recovery ward

Wellesbourne Airfield
Wellesbourne Airfield

When fully operational it will have 15 single rooms available for patients to pre-book to recover from their surgery.

The rooms will be en-suite and have a smart TV, and à la carte meals will be served. Income will be re-invested back into NHS services.

Overall, there are 57 beds in the new building, with the bottom two floors opening just before Christmas for orthopedic and trauma patients.

Jayne Blacklay, director of development at the South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, said: “This is not privatisation because all of the money is invested straight back into NHS services, no profits are going to a private company, it’s not going into a shareholder’s pocket.

"It’s not private care but people can pay to have their own room.

“We are getting a lot of demand for rooms in the new suite and we will be prioritising clinical care first.

"This new building makes sure we have got healthcare capacity moving forward, quality healthcare facilities and we can get more money back to invest in services.”

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