BMI The Chiltern Hospital in Great Missenden recently celebrated the 35th birthday of the hospital with an afternoon tea party to recognise the hospital’s presence in the community since it opened in March 1982.
Special guests at the party included Wycombe Wanderers FC Player Manager Gareth Ainsworth and Head of Medical Department Cian O’Doherty. They were joined by Chiltern consultants and staff. The 18 acre site in Great Missenden was developed into a hospital by American Medical International (AMI) and was chosen for its beautiful setting in rural land surrounded by trees.
The main building, built in 1151 was originally Little Abbey connected to the Great Abbey half a mile away. Previously, the building has been used as a prep school, a hotel and then private consulting rooms opened by a consortium of consultants before becoming the Chiltern Hospital.
The development of the hospital in 1982 was an exciting event for South Buckinghamshire and the wider community. When BMI The Chiltern Hospital hosted an open day shortly after opening, more than 3000 people over two days came to see the brand new hospital and facilities.
The Chiltern Hospital maintains its policy of providing some of the most complex and technologically advanced care available to private and NHS patients, and is part of the BMI Healthcare Group, the largest independent healthcare group in the UK.
Executive director of BMI The Chiltern, Fraser Dawson, said:“This was a wonderful opportunity for everyone to celebrate 35 years' service. We were absolutely delighted to be joined by Gareth and Cian to help mark this special day. BMI Healthcare is committed to the continued development of The Chiltern Hospital, with plans this year to refurbish patient bedrooms, waiting area, main reception and consulting rooms”.
13th April 2017