Leading London hospital group is judged the UK’s leading non NHS healthcare employer
HCA International, which owns six of London’s leading private hospitals, has won two national ‘Top Employers in Healthcare’ awards in the prestigious Nursing Times and Health Service Journals’ recognising the company as the nation’s best private healthcare employer.
Against stiff competition with an entry list that was over a third larger than last year, HCA was chosen by a top level panel from the Department of Health and the NHS to win the Allocate Software Top Employer for Managers in the Independent Sector award and the Nursing and Midwifery Council Top Healthcare Employer for Nurses and Midwives in the Independent Sector award.
In addition to its hospitals, HCA International also has four pioneering joint venture specialist cancer units with the NHS and four - soon to be six – diagnostic and out patient centres located in and around London closer to where its patients live and work.
The Group has a workforce of over 3050 nurses, other healthcare professionals and administrative staff. It has long been known for its proactive education, training and staff development policies.
Jasy Loyal, Executive Director/VP of Legal & HR Services, said she was delighted with the awards which reflected the company’s commitment to investing in staff and working to develop employees’ skills and career progression. “We are constantly striving for employee excellence and it is terrific that this has been recognised in such a public way,” she said.
“We try to be both proactive and innovative and to nurture a culture in which people can be creative . We want to be the employer of choice. After all, the real value in our company is the people who work for us and these awards are a compliment to them and reflect their skills and their high standards,” she said.
Marion Robinson, HCA’s Director of Nursing and Risk, said the awards were a tremendous honour for HCA. “These accolades were a terrific achievement and as a nurse, to be given an award by our own professional body was a very special moment,” she said.
“Our focus is to provide the best possible care for our patients and we are absolutely committed to seeking out the latest training and development programmes which will help our nurses and other staff provide the highest standard of care,” she said.
Private hospital news : 12 July 2010