North London’s Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital is developing its services for private patients by teaming up with Spire Healthcare, the UK’s second largest private hospital provider.
A two year contract has been signed, which will see Spire work collaboratively with the Trust to improve existing private patient services and increase revenue – money that will be funnelled back for the benefit of RNOH services.
Parmjit Sandhu joins the RNOH from Spire Healthcare on a management consultancy basis to help review the private patient service and offering. He said:
“We want patients to have fast access to one of the world’s leading orthopaedic specialist hospitals and be given a tailored, private service.
“The RNOH has state-of-the-art technology and the aim is to improve private patient access to these facilities so they can visit at a time that suits them, choose their own expert consultant and be treated in a clean and comfortable environment.”
RNOH is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK and regarded as a leader in the field of orthopaedics both in the UK and world-wide.
The hospital provides a comprehensive range of neuro-musculoskeletal healthcare, ranging from acute spinal injuries to orthopaedic medicine and specialist rehabilitation for chronic back sufferers. This broad range of neuro-musculoskeletal services is unique within the NHS.
Robert Hurd, Chief Executive at RNOH, says: “We’re pleased to be working with Spire Healthcare, who have a well established reputation. Income from development of the Private Patient Unit (PPU) will benefit services at the RNOH.”
Private hospital news : 20 September 2011