St Joseph's Hospital is one of the largest privately owned hospitals in Wales. It is situated on Harding Avenue, Malpas, Newport.
From 1946 until 2014 it was run by the Sisters of St Joseph of Annecy which is a registered charity. The congregation decided in 2014 to sell the hospital, which had fifty-two beds, a turnover of £7.5 million a year and 150 staff as they no longer had the resources to run or develop it.
A new building with a 12-bed maternity wing was opened in October 1961. St Anne’s Hospice, which has ten beds, in the hospital grounds, was transferred to the management of St David’s Hospice Care in 2013.
It was then acquired by a consortium who set up a minor injuries’ unit, a breast cancer care unit, an oncology unit and improved the imaging unit with new equipment. It claims that its diagnostic facilities are the most advanced available in the UK outside London. The majority of current patients are self-pay with an average length of stay of 1.25 days.
The hospital was acquired by the current owners, following administration in February 2020, who are now looking to enhance the patient experience by upgrading the single beds rooms and ensuite facilities which are now looking tired and do not reflect the quality of service provided by the hospital.
stretto architects were appointed to propose a refresh to the existing patient bedrooms and ensuite rooms to improve the patient experience. The existing rooms are 19sqm which is current NHS standard but not generous.
Several options were proposed to show different layouts and materials. All provided a more contemporary feel akin to a hotel bedroom.