Leading healthcare charity The Horder Centre has been rebranded Horder Healthcare to reflect its growing spectrum of activities since it was formed more than 50 years ago.
While The Horder Centre in St John’s Road, Crowborough, will keep its well established name, the charity has been changed to Horder Healthcare to describe its performance as a modern, dynamic healthcare organisation.
The Horder Centre currently provides specialist elective orthopaedics, pain management, rheumatology and musculoskeletal services (MSK), and wellness advice.
The new name – Horder Healthcare – reflects the launch of new services and the creation of more jobs with the recent opening of physiotherapy centres in Eastbourne, Hastings and Reigate with more planned to open in the south east. A new website will also be launched.
Diane Thomas, Chief Executive of Horder Healthcare, said: “Changing the name of the charity is a milestone in its history and not simply a rebranding exercise. Modern healthcare is about disease prevention, health maintenance and treatment and rehabilitating patients to the best health they can achieve.
“Becoming Horder Healthcare reflects the fact that for a long time we have offered far more than a traditional hospital. Now, and increasingly in the future, healthcare activities are just as likely to take place in people’s communities and homes as in a hospital, with people actively seeking out and utilising self-help information on the internet.
“Horder Healthcare acknowledges the broad spectrum of healthcare activities and locations in order to advance our charitable status, whilst retaining an important link with our heritage.”
The Horder Centre treats all types of patients and accepts NHS patients through Patient Choice, which allows people to ask their GP to send them to a specific hospital. The Horder Centre was highlighted in the Dr Foster Hospital Guide as being amongst the top 11 best performing hospitals for total knee replacement operations in England.
In a typical year, The Horder Centre cares for 2,233 in-patients and 2,274 day case patients, performs 886 knee joint replacements and 775 hip joint replacements, and has 24,781 out-patient visits.