Spire Healthcare, the new independent healthcare group, formerly BUPA hospitals, is planning to grow its business as it builds on its position as a leading player in the private hospital market.
New Spire Hospital signs went up this week at the front of the 25 UK sites, previously owned by the BUPA Group.
Speaking of the launch, Chief Executive Clare Hollingsworth said” ecoming a stand alone private healthcare company, separate from BUPA, will give us greater freedom to develop our business and offer more services to more people.”
“We deliberately chose the name Healthcare‚ rather than Hospitals‚ because we don‚t want to limit our ambition. The long term trend is for more care to be delivered outside of the conventional hospital setting, and while our priority will be to develop our existing facilities we will also look at new ways of delivering quality health care services.”
NHS patients can also be treated at Spire Hospitals through their GP, under the government’s Choose and Book scheme.
“We’re proud to be working with the NHS by using our spare capacity to bring waiting lists down and offer people a greater choice of quality healthcare,” said Hollingsworrth.
“People will see from our new adverts and patient information that we are putting a special emphasis on our people – from the nursing staff and specialist consultants, to our receptionists and porters. Everyone appreciates that it’s not just about treating patients, it’s about looking after people. We believe that makes the difference and sets us apart from other private hospitals.”