The award is designed to recognise outstanding contribution to healthcare over the past 12 months, through innovation and excellence in healthcare products and services.
With a network of 31 hospitals across the UK, including Stockton-on-Tees, Nuffield Health has concentrated on enhancing patient satisfaction and quality care across the organisation. In 2017, two of its hospitals – the Nuffield Health Leeds and the Nuffield Health Tees – became the second and third Nuffield Health Hospitals to receive the highest possible rating of excellence with an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Nuffield Health Tees Hospital’s recent elevation to ‘Outstanding’ formed a key part of the award entry submitted to the Health Investor Awards judging panel. To date 94% of Nuffield Health hospitals reviewed by regulators have achieved a rating of good or outstanding.
In accepting the award, Martin Friend, Chief Operations Officer said: “It's great to be recognised two years in a row as leaders in healthcare excellence. This reflects our hospital teams' consistent drive and focus to be the best.”
Lesley Lock, Hospital Director at Nuffield Health Tees Hospital, added:
“Nuffield Health being awarded the Private Hospital Group of the Year for the second-year running is further evidence of the quality of service we strive for at Nuffield Health Tees Hospital.
“We are one of three hospitals in the group to have been awarded ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC, and the only independent hospital north of Leeds to have achieved this. Delivering exceptional care is always our first priority and this was recognised by the judges in awarding this accolade to us.
“We are extremely proud of our team who really do go the extra mile – it is a fantastic achievement and one which we are all committed to maintaining in the future.”
Nuffield Health was selected from a finalist group of four private hospital groups within the UK. The finalists included a mixture of not-for-profit, privately owned and publicly listed organisations.
For more information on Nuffield Health hospitals visit www.nuffieldhealth.com/hospitals.
"Nuffield Health being awarded the Private Hospital Group of the Year for the second-year running is further evidence of the quality of service we strive for at Nuffield Health Tees Hospital."
Lesley Lock, hospital director at Nuffield Health