Spire Southampton Hospital shortlisted for independent healthcare awards

Spire Southampton Hospital has been shortlisted for two top healthcare honours.

The Laing and Buisson Independent healthcare awards recognise and highlight excellence within the sector – with the winners set to be announced later this year. And the hospital has been shortlisted in two categories, Management Excellence and Public Partnership.

Nicola Hall from Spire Southampton is nominated in the Management Excellence category for her role as the Tier 3 Management Service lead at the hospital.

Since the launch of the service in 2011, her team has supported NHS patients with a tailored and structured programme of healthy diet, exercise and support from experienced professionals.

The other nomination is for Spire’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.

“I am delighted for everyone involved – and wish them every success when the winners are announced later this year.”

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