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.

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