St Oswalds
St Oswalds St Oswalds

Opened by Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex in May 2011 St Oswald’s Community Hospital (formerly known as Ashbourne Health Campus) is a 7,061 square metre state-of-the-art development in Ashbourne, Derbyshire designed, built, financed and operated by the Southern Derbyshire LIFT Company, for Derbyshire County Primary Care Trust under a long-term public private partnership agreement.

Benefitting 35,000 local people, the community hospital has been built on a brownfield site adjacent to Clifton Road and replaces the Ashbourne Health Centre on Compton Street and St Oswald's Community Hospital in the Ashbourne. Construction Work was completed in September 2010. Part of the hospital comprises three-stories which house a 24 bed community hospital designed for rehabilitation and care of the elderly, with four bed bays and single rooms with en-suite bathrooms. It also includes physiotherapy and occupational therapy departments along with diagnostics (x-ray and ultrasound). In a separate part of the building, the two-storey health centre houses a range of healthcare services including five GPs, community nursing, health visitors, chiropody, podiatry, community clinic and phlebotomy, along with outpatient services. Additionally the facility contains a pharmacy, café, secure car parking and landscaped grounds.

It is the first time NHS health services in Ashbourne have been redeveloped on a major scale since the health centre and GP practice was built about 30 years ago.