Dr Natalie-Jane Macdonald, managing director of Bupa Health and Wellbeing said:
“We have reached an agreement with BMI Healthcare which is in the long term interest of Bupa members.
"We have agreed a number of improvements to the way Bupa and BMI Healthcare will work together in the future which we believe will improve the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of care delivered to Bupa members.
"As a result of this agreement, with immediate effect the vast majority of BMI Healthcare hospitals are now included on Bupa's recognised hospital lists. BMI Gisburne Park Hospital, BMI The Lancaster Hospital and BMI Castle Consulting Suite, remain out of network.
"We regret any inconvenience that members and consultants have experienced in recent weeks. Throughout the negotiations, including the out-of-contract period, both organisations remained fully committed to maintaining continuity of patient care.
"We believe that the new arrangements provide a good basis to address the affordability of private healthcare while maintaining current standards of high quality care for Bupa members.”
Private hospital news : 21 January 2012