REGENT’S PARK HEALTHCARE ANNOUNCES IT HAS ENTERED INTO A GROUND-BREAKING PARTNERSHIP WITH UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS PLYMOUTH NHS TRUST
WILTSHIRE, United Kingdom, 17 February, 2019: Regent's Park Healthcare Ltd. (RPH), an independent healthcare company specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, today announced it has entered into a ground-breaking partnership with University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (UHP).
The RPH & UHP partnership will lead to the development of a state-of-the-art cardiology centre, to be called the ‘Peninsula Heart Clinic’, based within Derriford hospital and situated on land opposite the South West Cardiothoracic Centre. The new heart clinic will expand cardiology capacity, reducing NHS waiting times and build on UHP’s reputation for being a centre of excellence for cardiothoracic services across the South West of England.
Dr. Anil Ohri, Chief Executive of RPH said: “This partnership is excellent news for patients and the local economy in and around Plymouth. The multi-million pound investment we are making will create 21 new jobs and rapidly lower waiting times for people to access life-saving treatments.” Dr. Ohri added: “This new venture is perfectly aligned with our long-term strategy of working with NHS cardiac departments to address their operational challenges whilst improving patient experience and clinical outcomes. The Peninsula Heart Clinic will expand our nationwide network of healthcare services and confirm our position as the UK’s leading NHS partner of managed cardiology services.” Peninsula Heart Clinic is scheduled to open in May 2019.
FIRST PATIENT DELIGHTED WITH TREATMENT AT PENISNULA HEART CLINIC
PLYMOUTH, University Hospital Plymouth NHS Trust, 2 July, 2019: In February, we announced a great new partnership with Regent’s Park Healthcare (RPH) to reduce waiting times for specialist cardiology treatment. RPH has built and just opened a specialist cardiology centre, called the Peninsula Heart Clinic (PHC) on the Derriford hospital campus. PHC's first patient, Pamela Robertson, was absolutely delighted with her treatment: “Everyone was so nice; they made a scary experience less scary. This was my fourth procedure and I would be very comfortable coming back here in the future as everyone was so lovely.” RPH Chief Executive, Dr Anil Ohri and PHC General Manager, David Smith from Regent’s Park Healthcare commemorated the occasion with flowers and gifts. The new facility is expected to treat around 1,500 NHS patients each year, seeing those requiring basic angiograms, straight-forward day-case Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) as well as patients requiring cardiac devices. In a partnership arrangement, the new centre offers services for NHS patients three days per week initially. It is staffed by RPH cath lab and recovery staff, with consultants from University Hospitals Plymouth carrying out the procedures. Similar cardiology public-private partnerships are running elsewhere in the country but in most areas, this work is outsourced to an off-site facility. The NHS retains control in this arrangement using a private facility situated on an NHS site, building on Plymouth’s status as a centre of excellence for cardiothoracic services.
PENINSULA HEART CLINIC TO FORMALLY OPEN ITS DOORS IN JANUARY 2020
Having opened on 1st July 2019 to it first patient and successfully completed its 'soft launch' period to test processes and systems, Peninsula Heart Clinic will be formally opening its doors in November 2019. Please watch this space for more information shortly.