Spire Healthcare wishes to take this opportunity to reassure all former patients of Ian Paterson that our work is ongoing to comply with the recommendations of the Paterson Inquiry.
Working closely with the NHS and Department of Health and Social Care, we will be communicating with all of Ian Paterson’s patients seen at Spire Parkway and Spire Little Aston hospitals. However, due to the ongoing challenges facing the healthcare sector associated with coronavirus, we will not be contacting patients until the unprecedented pressure on the healthcare system has subsided, due to the need to focus clinical resource where it is most needed at this difficult time.
In the meantime, if you were treated by Ian Paterson and have a question regarding your case, please do call our dedicated patient helpline on 0191 497 8190, and speak to a member of our specialist team. The helpline is in operation between 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm Saturday.
The Paterson Independent Inquiry published its final report on 4 February 2020.
If you were treated by Ian Paterson and have a question regarding your care, please call our dedicated patient helpline on 0800 085 8130, and speak to a member of our specialist team. The helpline is in operation between 8.30am to 7pm Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 6pm on Friday and 9am to 4pm on Saturday. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like confidential support and advice from an independent organisation, you can also speak to The Patients Association on 0800 345 7115 between 9.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
The Independent Inquiry into the issues raised by Paterson was chaired by the former Bishop of Norwich, Rt Rev Graham James. For information on the Inquiry, please visit www.patersoninquiry.org.uk
In 2013, Spire Healthcare commissioned the independent consultancy Verita to undertake a review of the governance arrangements at Spire Parkway and Little Aston hospitals in the light of concerns raised about Mr Ian Paterson. Spire asked Verita to explore the circumstances that enabled Mr Paterson to practise as he did, so that lessons could be learnt.