Putting people first, it's a simple statement but one that ensures that we design our services and facilities around the needs of the people that matter most.
Our reach extends beyond the traditional, we dedicate ourselves to the pursuit of excellence across a broad spectrum of delivery including our neuro care division, with The Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital and the Kings Lodge Centre for Complex Needs, forming the hub of our Intensive Caring facilities.
Remaining faithful to our Values
We give each patient the respect they deserve
We believe everyone has a unique physical, psychological, and emotional profile. This is why we ensure that people are cared for with dignity and respect, whilst considering the privacy of everyone involved.
Giving the Best Help to Those in Need
We help to maintain and promote the health of each patient. We constantly strive to better the everyday life of patients and their families by listening and acting accordingly.
Always Learning and Innovating
To provide the best care possible, we research and embrace the most recent technologies and the best new treatments. That’s why we invest heavily on the training of our own staff.
A Rich History in Healthcare
The Birth of The Buckinghamshire Hospital
In response to the cholera epidemic, a group of prominent men, led by Sir Harry Verney of Claydon House, raised money to buy and convert a country house just outside the town on Buckingham Road.
Planning the expansion of The Buckinghamshire Hospital
By 1850 the hospital was too small and a building committee under Mr George Carrington of Missenden Abbey was set up.
Plans are drawn and fundraising began
Sir Harry led the appeal and his sister-in-law, Florence Nightingale, to help raise funds. Florence had recently returned from the Crimean war, and was helping to reform British Army medical services.
The Rothschild family brings innovation
When the Rothschild family came to Aylesbury, they assisted with the hospital’s expansion plans, including an innovative x-ray department, and a complete new third floor to accommodate the maternity ward.
Queen Victoria gives the Hospital Royal Assent
After treating people from all walks of life, including Royalty, Queen Victoria gave us her royal assent and the hospital was renamed as The Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital.
No longer the Main Hospital for the town of Aylesbury
The Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital was the main hospital for the town of Aylesbury all the way through to 1948 when Stoke Mandeville Hospital was expanded and took over that role. It then became a maternity hospital.
The expansion becomes a full rebuild
Plans for expansion were changed to a complete rebuild. In April 1861, the foundation stone of the new Infirmary was laid by Lady Verney.
The Hospital is formally open to the public
In June 1862, it was formally opened, and began treating people from all walks of life. Further expansions ensued, namely a rear expansion.
The Royal Bucks Becomes a Grade II listed building
In 1992 the hospital gained its status as a Grade II listed building, following the efforts of the Aylesbury Old Town Residents Association.
The empty building is sold by the NHS
The hospital stood empty for a few years until 1994 when it was sold by the NHS and became a private hospital specialising in Spinal Injuries and Rehabilitation.
Extensive modernisation of the facilities
During this time, the Hospital was extensively modernised, with new facilities added. However, the hospital closed in 2012.
A New Life with the Affinity Group
The Hospital was purchased by the Affinity Group in March 2013, and continues to provide excellent Rehabilitation care for Spinal Cord and Neurological injuries.
Now a Part of The Buckinghamshire Group
With The Kings Lodge, Affinity Training and Home Care Angels as part of the business portfolio alongside a complete refurbishment, we offer the most intensive rehabilitation available in the market today.
A Team you can Trust
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The Optimum Environment for Rehabilitation
We provide care and rehabilitation wherever it will offer it's maximum benefit. With the use of our spacious facilities including three rehabilitation gymnasiums all equipped with modern technology, an 8.5m hydrotherapy pool with assessment areas, and 20 treatment and therapy rooms.
The Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital is a purpose-built hospital designed by Florence Nightingale, and it is our mission to provide the best possible care to all our patients. We believe each patient is unique and we strive to respect their wishes and individuality, as well as their unique rehabilitative needs. Our highly-qualified staff are well-versed on the newest technologies and rehabilitation techniques, in order to give our patients the tools for a more fulfilling life.