Our Partnership

Our Partnership

Dorset Heart Clinic is an innovative partnership between the Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RBCH) and an independent company called Regent’s Park Healthcare (RPH).

The 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. It also allows profits from the treatment of private patients to be re-invested back into frontline NHS care.

RPH is the UK’s leading independent cardiac services company.  RPH has been developing innovative service solutions in partnership with NHS hospital cardiac departments since 2002. The company owes its name to the London Business School in Regent’s Park where it was first founded in a business incubator unit in 1999. RPH has developed expertise in the development, financing and operation of cardiology and cardiovascular services. The company has built an integrated national platform which currently operates cardiology services across 42 NHS hospitals, employs over 250 staff, and has delivered over 100,000 cardiology procedures.

The company prides itself on its ability to deliver high-quality, cost-effective cardiac care through excellent service, efficient operations management, well-trained staff and uncompromising professionalism. For more information visit: www.regentsparkhealthcare.com

The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RBCH) is a major NHS acute care hospital serving a total patient population of around 550,000 across Bournemouth, Christchurch, East Dorset and parts of the New Forest.  The NHS cardiology department at RBCH was opened in 2006 and has proliferated over recent years. The department provides first-class specialised adult cardiac services for a population of one million, including much of Dorset and parts of Wiltshire and Hampshire as well as general cardiology for the local community. The Royal Bournemouth Hospital is the only district hospital in the UK to provide comprehensive high volume coronary angioplasty and electrophysiology services. The coronary angioplasty and cardiac pacing services are also among the largest in the UK. Read more information on the Trust here: The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The partnership is registered as Dorset Heart Clinic LLP, company number OC 414702.

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