Key benefits to NHS 2

Key benefits to NHS Patients

Peninsula Heart Clinic is designed to feel different. We know a hospital visit can be daunting, so we have created a modern facility with the same levels of comfort and experience you would enjoy stepping into a high quality hotel.

Our close partnership with University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust and location within Derriford hospital means we have excellent access to a comprehensive range of clinical and hospital support services. We use the same governance and accountability procedures and standards as the NHS, so patients can rest assured that they will be looked after.

Our additional capacity helps alleviate pressure on NHS waiting times and reduces NHS workloads. The extra capacity therefore means less patients have cancelled operations. Our focused approach on elective cardiology procedures also allows our NHS partners to prioritise emergency work. This means routine elective cases which take lower priority are no longer cancelled. This split of ‘elective versus emergency’ procedures is a key benefit of our service model to NHS patients.

Our co-location alongside the NHS allows us immediate, on-site access to cardiac surgeons, anaesthetists and critical care facilities should they be needed. It also all means we are able to adhere to all national clinical guidelines for coronary stenting and device implantation, as well as participate in national and local audits of our work –this ensures safety and drives quality.

As keen advocates of patient choice we recognise some patients may wish to use their private medical insurance or self-fund their care. We offer patients the ability to access private care whilst maintaining the same level of quality for everyone, regardless of how their care is funded.

All our doctors hold substantive NHS consultant posts at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust.

Our expert team of heart specialists and support staff provide patient focused care.

We offer a high level of comfort and a comprehensive range of delicious, freshly prepared food.

Peninsula Heart Clinic employs rigorous cleaning schedules and practices strict infection prevention and control processes – this keeps our patients safe and ensures our infection rates are extremely low or zero.

Our care continues after a cath lab procedure. Within 24 hours following a procedure we contact patients to ensure they are making a good recovery. We also inform their GP letting them know their patient has received their treatment and has been discharged.