The McIndoe Surgical Centre is one of the largest private plastic surgery hospitals in the country. Named after Archibald McIndoe who is famous for his pioneering work with Battle of Britain fighter pilots.
In 1997 a small group of consultant surgeons and anaesthetists came purchased the old McIndoe burns unit, and after 2 years of rebuilding and refurbishment the unit was re-opened.
Today charity Horder Healthcare, announced it has acquired the McIndoe Surgical Centre. Horder Heathcare is an independent healthcare charity and runs the Horder Centre on St John’s Road in Crowborough, and now runs clinics in Eastbourne, Tunbridge Wells and Seaford.
In order to maintain the links to McIndoe’s prestigious heritage and to ensure that it is future facing, the hospital will now be known as ‘The McIndoe Centre, part of Horder Healthcare’. Horder Healthcare is proud to welcome such a highly respected specialist in maxillofacial, plastic reconstruction surgery and ophthalmology.
Horder Healthcare’s Chief Executive Di Thomas said:
The reason for embarking on this new venture is to extend the reach of our charity. There are many synergies between McIndoe and Horder Healthcare. Both organisations share a similar ethos of high standards in patient care and are centres of excellence in their respective fields. We plan to work in partnership with the local community and clinicians to enhance the services currently provided at The McIndoe Centre. In time we will develop further specialist services such as elective orthopaedics.
The McIndoe Centre carries out procedures include cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, including hand, eye, maxillofacial (head & neck) and ear, nose and throat surgery.
Last year a bronze sculpture of Sir Archibald McIndoe was unveiled outside Sackville College in the town by the by HRH Princess Royal.
The McIndoe Centre is now fully owned by Horder Healthcare. It is situated adjacent to the renowed Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, East Grinstead. Horder Healthcare and Queen Victoria Hospital are in early discussions to identify opportunities and where appropriate, work collaboratively. Our aim is to enable each organisation to achieve their respective strategic aims, to the benefit of the communities our organisations serve.
Richard Tyler, Chief Executive of Queen Victoria Hospital said:
We welcome Horder Healthcare to our healthcare campus and wish them well in their endeavours.
The McIndoe Centre will continue to provide patients with the excellent care they are already receiving and expect. There will be no changes to the hospital that will impact on patients current or pre-booked treatments.