Spire Healthcare remains very sorry for the significant distress and harm suffered by patients who were treated by Ian Paterson in our hospitals. Although we cannot put right the wrongs of the past, we are determined to do everything we can to support his victims.
This includes a commitment to compensating Ian Paterson’s patients as fairly and as quickly as possible. This commitment continues to this day.
In early 2023, Spire Healthcare contacted a further group of patients, who were seen by Ian Paterson between 1993 and 2001, to check that their care had been reviewed.
If you were a patient of Ian Paterson and have a query or concern about the care you received, you can call our dedicated patient freephone helpline on 0800 085 8130, and speak to a member of our specialist team. We're able to offer support ranging from an appointment with an expert consultant, through to counselling and follow up treatment, where clinically appropriate, tailored to your needs. You will not be charged for this support or asked for payment details when you visit one of our hospitals.
Our helpline is in operation between 8.30am to 7pm Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 6pm on Friday and 9am to 3pm 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.
In July 2021, Spire Healthcare set up a new compensation scheme for those patients of Ian Paterson whose treatment has been recently reviewed.
If you were a patient of Ian Paterson and would like to apply for compensation, you can make an application to the fund by contacting either of the two legal firms who are administering the fund:
You can also use another solicitor, if you prefer, and they can make the application to the fund by contacting the above legal firms on your behalf.
The Paterson Independent Inquiry published its final report on 4 February 2020.
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 and the final report, please visit www.gov.uk/government/publications/paterson-inquiry-report
Using our own experiences of carrying out reviews of patient care, we jointly led a project involving regulators, the NHS and government as part of the response to the Independent Inquiry to develop a national toolkit for patient reviews and recalls. This toolkit has been adopted and published by the National Quality Board.