NHS Treatment Centre officially renamed Boston West Hospital
BOSTON NHS Treatment Centre was officially renamed Boston West Hospital at a special ceremony.
Boston Mayor Colin Brotherton cut the ribbon at the renaming ceremony at the newly named hospital based on West Business Park, Sleaford Road.
During the ceremony, he said: "The NHS Treatment Centre has provided excellent patient healthcare to local for eight years and I am delighted to be here to celebrate and launch the renaming of this valued facility.
"The same services will continue to be delivered but it is hoped that the new name will raise awareness that a wide range of diagnostic and surgical procedures are provided for the NHS in Lincolnshire.
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"In the unfortunate event of ill health, I am sure this small, friendly and convenient hospital will make the experience as comfortable and welcoming as possible."
Guided tours of the facility were given after the ceremony which was part of an open day.
The hospital has provided healthcare for eight years.
The renaming came about following feedback from patients and the general public which suggested that the name Treatment Centre does not fully represent the healthcare services provided at the Boston West site.
According to patient feedback posted on the independent NHS Choices website 100 per cent of patients would recommend the Boston West Hospital to their family and friends.
The introduction of patient choice and the choose and book system in 2009 means that all patients have the legal right to choose which hospital provider they are referred to by their GP.
The Boston West Hospital is one of a number of independent healthcare providers supporting the NHS in meeting the needs of patients within Lincolnshire.
There are no charges to patient or referee and the cost to the Primary Care Trust is exactly the same as that of other NHS providers.
The Boston West Hospital currently has capacity in all of its NHS clinics and has always met its NHS treatment time targets.