Dorset Heart Clinic selected to receive another national award for Public Private Partnership of the Year

WILTSHIRE, United Kingdom

Regent’s Park Healthcare Ltd., an independent healthcare company specialising in the delivery of cardiac services, today announced that the Dorset Heart Clinic has been selected as a finalist in the Public Private Partnership (PPP) of the Year category at the 2018 LaingBuisson Independent Healthcare Awards.

Entering their thirteenth year, the Independent Healthcare Awards which are sponsored by LaingBuisson (LB) are widely considered to be the most prestigious event in the healthcare sector calendar. The citation in the PPP award category reads: “For excellence in a strategic partnership between the public and independent sectors with a focus on outcomes, value for money and innovation.”

The judging panel aims to highlight the range of achievements within the independent healthcare sector and to pay tribute to those individuals and teams who have demonstrated outstanding excellence. LB are a leading independent provider of market intelligence to the independent sector and considered to have the expertise to identify and honour the best performing care providers in an industry where the independent sector is taking an ever more important role.

Commenting on the nomination, Dr. Ohri, CEO of Regent’s Park said: “It is a tremendous privilege to be nominated by LaingBuisson for these highly prestigious awards”. He added: “I believe the nomination is an endorsement of our business development strategy that is committed to finding efficient, high quality, and smarter ways of delivering healthcare with our NHS partners”.

Last year LB received over 350 nominations, with the winners on the night receiving their Awards in front of an audience of over 850 of their peers. The Awards will be hosted at the London Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in sight of the Houses of Parliament on 15th November 2018.

Dorset Heart Clinic shortlisted as finalist at the 2018 HealthInvestor Awards

BOURNEMOUTH, United Kingdom, 3 April 2018: Regent’s Park Healthcare and The Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation have been shortlisted as Finalist in the Public Private Partnership of the Year category at the 2018 HealthInvestor Awards. The award relates to their partnership called the ‘Dorset Heart Clinic’.

Dorset Heart Clinic is a brand new, state-of-the-art, private patient cardiology centre located within the Royal Bournemouth Hospital that opened in April 2017. The clinic is the largest dedicated private cardiology centre on the south coast of England.

This innovative strategic partnership between the two organisations ensures that private patients receive the ‘best-of-both-worlds’: world-class specialist care and the very highest standard of service, together with the confidence of being in the NHS with its safety-net of services on hand – a vast array of specialist equipment and staff often lacking in a private hospital. It also allows profits from the treatment of private patients to be re-invested back into frontline NHS care.

In summary, the Dorset Heart Clinic business model is a highly innovative and disruptive approach to the delivery of private cardiac services across the UK. It provides a novel blueprint on how the public and private sectors can co-exist in the delivery of safe, high quality and efficient care.

Background to the HealthInvestor Awards:

  • The HealthInvestor Awards is the biggest event of the year for the independent health industry.
  • The forum is designed to promote excellence and recognise innovation in the independent healthcare sector and attracts over 1,200 guests each year to the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. This year, the judges will be looking for organisations and individuals that have made an outstanding contribution to healthcare in 2017.
  • The HealthInvestor Awards offer an opportunity to showcase expertise and commitment to what is an increasingly important sector for the UK economy. The awards are aimed at those professionals investing in, advising or operating companies in the health and social care and the finalists represent the leading players in this diverse and burgeoning market.
  • Successful entries are shortlisted on the awards website before being sent to an independent panel of high profile judges. Finalists and other firms active in the health sector will then have the opportunity to attend a gala dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London’s largest prestige events venue.

For more information please visit the Dorset Heart Clinic website: or contact the Dorset Heart Clinic on 01202 705454.

Dorset Heart Clinic opens its doors

LONDON, United Kingdom, 3 April, 2017: Regent’s Park Healthcare Ltd. (RPH), an independent healthcare company specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, today announced the opening of “The Dorset Heart Clinic”.

The Dorset Heart Clinic is a world-class, state-of-the-art, private patient cardiology centre located within the Royal Bournemouth Hospital – it is the largest dedicated private cardiology facility on the south coast of England.

The Dorset Heart Clinic provides a comprehensive range of outpatient and invasive cardiology services that include: cardiac screening, cardiac rehabilitation, outpatient investigations, simple and complex coronary stenting, device implantation, pacemaker insertion, cardioversion, cardiac resynchronisation therapy, simple and complex cardiac electrophysiology & ablation.

The Dorset Heart Clinic comprises a fully equipped outpatient suite on the first floor of the Jigsaw building with five private consulting rooms and four treatment rooms offering a full range of outpatient cardiology investigations including cardiac CT and cardiac MRI. Inpatient cardiology services with access to four cardiac cath labs are provided from a newly refurbished private patient room area called the ‘Regent’s Park Suite’. Each of the private rooms have ensuite facilities, smart TVs, internet access and dedicated telephones. Patients will also benefit from luxury bed linen, bathroom towels, robes, slippers and toiletries, as well as a private dining menu of quality food served with silver-plated cutlery. An on-site, full-time, business and patient support team will ensure private patients receive a first-class experience in a safe, welcoming and high-quality environment.

The Dorset Heart Clinic is led by a team of consultant cardiologists from the Royal Bournemouth Hospital. They are at the forefront of their respective areas of clinical practice with reputations synonymous with excellence both nationally and internationally. They are supported by a comprehensive team of cardiac professionals that include specialist nurses, physiologists, radiographers and dietitians. The Royal Bournemouth Hospital has one of the largest and best equipped cardiac departments in the NHS with over 300 cardiac staff, 4 cath labs and 16 critical care beds. Together, the Dorset Heart Clinic team provide expertise across every aspect of cardiovascular disease management.

The Dorset Heart Clinic is registered as a private acute healthcare facility with the Care Quality Commission. It has also been awarded BUPA healthcare quality accreditation and therefore recognition as a cardiac centre across the nationwide BUPA network. The heart clinic is located in bespoke facilities, integrated with the NHS, to ensure the highest level of safety and quality.

Dr. Ohri, Chief Executive Officer of Regent’s Park Healthcare Ltd said, “This is a very exciting day for all of us. It is the culmination of many months of careful planning and a tribute to the successful working relationship between the Trust, the cardiologists’ and our company.” He added, “This is a win-win for all. It will mean private patients are assured of world-class specialist care and the very highest standard of service, together with the confidence of being in the NHS with its safety-net of resources on hand. It will allow cardiologists’ to remain within their NHS hospital, to support the NHS, and to work with staff that they know. It will also mean the Trust can repatriate income from private hospitals and re-invest these monies back into frontline NHS care.”

He said, “We feel privileged to be opening the Dorset Heart Clinic and to continue working with the highly dedicated staff and management at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital. We believe there is a large market gap for safe, high quality, private cardiology services across the region, it is a gap we intend to fill and grow in the coming months and years ahead.”

Dr. Ohri added, “In summary, the Dorset Heart Clinic will provide unparalleled world-class specialist care and the very highest standard of service to patients with heart disease from across the county and its surrounding areas, the Channel Islands and internationally.”

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