Spire Southampton Hospital nominated for national healthcare award

The Cardiac Surgery Team at Spire Southampton Hospital has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Healthcare Outcomes category of the Laing and Buisson Specialist Healthcare awards for 2012.

The awards recognise ‘outstanding quality and innovation while rewarding the teams and individuals whose dedication and commitment helps make the UK independent healthcare sector truly world class’.

Finalists in the Healthcare Outcomes category have had to demonstrate evidence of improvements in outcomes through their use of high quality, coordinated programmes of patient care, education, research and advocacy.

Hospital Director Jane Whitney-Smith said, “The journey for a patient involves many different stages, and we apply the same level of care and excellence at every stage, from initial consultation and diagnosis, through to surgery and aftercare. Our dedication to patient welfare is what has brought us to the attention of the judging panel, and we work continuously to ensure we maintain this through making improvements wherever possible, whether it’s in technology, research or patient support.”

“To be shortlisted for this award is a great honour for us. The people in our Cardiac Team are experts in their field, and to be able to recognise their professional abilities in this way is fantastic.”

The winners will be announced in September during a gala dinner at the London Marriott Hotel.

Spire Southampton Hospital's cardiac surgery service nominated for national healthcare award for second consecutive year

The nomination for 2013 is for Spire Southampton's Public Private Partnership – working with the former PCTs from Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole; and Wiltshire to provide a direct cardiac surgical service for NHS patients. This partnership is continuing through Spire’s work with the newly-formed NHS England which looks after specialised services across the region.

These partnerships give elective and non-elective surgery patients more choice – allowing them to take advantage of high quality and cost effective service from Spire at NHS tariff price.

Patients are accepted for surgery regardless of age, clinical urgency and complexity of procedure. And the success of these partnerships has reduced patients’ pre-operative length of stay by at least half.

“It is a real honour to have been highlighted in this way and means a great deal to all those working hard to provide patients with top quality care,” said Jane Whitney-Smith, Hospital Director at Spire Southampton Hospital. “These nominations are recognition for the efforts of our skilled and dedicated teams.