On 05 June 2013, Spire Regency Hospital published the prices of their 75 most common procedures on their website. Spire Regency Hospital is part of Spire Healthcare, which is one of the five largest private hospital groups that have published these prices for the first time, giving patients in the North West the opportunity to easily compare the cost of treatments when looking for a treatment in the private sector.
Spire Regency Hospital is one of over 150 hospitals across the UK that have published the data. This comes at a time when the Competition Commission is investigating whether there are any features of the private healthcare market that prevent, restrict or distort competition.
One of Spire Healthcare’s corporate values is ‘Doing the right thing’. The reason Spire Regency Hospital is heavily backing and involved in this initiative is because we believe consumers should have all the information necessary, in as clear and comparable a format as possible, for them to make informed decisions about where to have their treatments.
An increasing number of patients are now choosing to self-fund their treatment, rather than wait to be treated on the NHS or by contributing to private medical insurance. Patients funding their care in this way now easily have access to all the pricing information they need to help make their decision.
However, both GPs and patients in the North West are cautioned against purely choosing their provider on the basis of price. It is the quality of care which is the paramount factor to consider when choosing a private hospital.”
Spire Regency Hospital’s patient satisfaction survey in 2012 showed 92% of patients rated the quality of service from the hospital as ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’ and that 94% of patients felt the care and attention from nurses was ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’.
According to data released by the NHS Partners Network earlier this year about hip and knee replacement surgery, Spire Healthcare has the largest number (eight) of hospitals in the top 50 for patient ‘health gain’ following hip replacement, with four Spire hospitals also appearing in the top 50 for patient ‘health gain’ following knee replacement.
In 2012 Spire Healthcare also reported the fewest infections to the Health Protection Agency since its formation in 2007.
Spire Regency Hospital has listed their prices on their website. Please visit www.spireregency.com to find out more.
About Spire Healthcare
Spire Healthcare is the second largest private hospital provider in the UK, with 38 hospitals and 11 clinics nationwide. The company is built on a heritage of almost 30 years’ experience running successful private hospitals and offers a full range of integrated surgical, medical and diagnostic services.
The company was formed from the sale of BUPA Hospitals to private equity company Cinven in 2007, followed by the purchase of Classic Hospitals and Thames Valley Hospital in 2008. Spire has since built Spire Shawfair Park Hospital (Edinburgh), the Montefiore Hospital, acquired London Fertility Centre, and Lifescan. Since Spire was formed, performance improvements have included:
- Multiple Independent Healthcare Awards: ‘Medical Practice’ (2012) ‘Innovation’ (2011), ‘Risk Management’ and ‘Nursing Practice’ (2010 and 2009), and ‘Healthcare Outcomes’ (2008)
- Increase in percentage of patients rating Spire ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’ - from 87% in 2008 to 92% in 2012*
- Increase in percentage of consultant surgeons rating Spire ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’ - from 51% in 2008 to 78% in 2012*
- Increase in percentage of employees who think Spire is a ‘great place to work’ - from 62% in 2009 to 78% in 2012
For further information please visit: www.spirehealthcare.com .
* Rating options include ‘excellent’, ‘very good’, ‘quite good’, ‘quite poor’, ‘very poor’ and ‘totally unacceptable’
For further enquires, please contact: Emma John, Business Development Manager Tel: 01625 505424