Nuffield Health has picked up the award for Private Hospital Group of the Year for the third time at the Health Investor Awards 2019. The award is designed to recognise outstanding contribution to healthcare over the past 12 months, through innovation and excellence in healthcare products and services.

Nuffield Health, which operates state-of-the-art hospitals in Newcastle and Teesside, differentiates its approach through personalised, connected services spanning the health and wellbeing continuum. By connecting its health and wellbeing services, Nuffield Health is pioneering a unique form of personalised healthcare. 94% of its hospitals have received a ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ rating from independent regulators, including Nuffield Health Tees Hospital, which received its ‘Outstanding’ status in 2017 to become the group’s most northerly-based outstanding care provider.

Nuffield Health has maintained its focus on continuous quality improvement and embedding a culture of transparency and learning across the charity.  At the end of 2017, Nuffield Health reorganised and implemented a new Quality and Assurance team – a statement of how highly Nuffield Health values quality outcomes and ensuring a clearer, more robust line of governance to create the ‘voice of assurance’ at an executive level.

In accepting the award, Steve Gray, Chief Executive Officer, said: “It’s great to be recognised three years in a row as leaders in healthcare excellence. This reflects our teams’ consistent hard work, relentless focus on patient safety, quality and outcomes and their commitment to be the best for our patients.”

Lesley Lock, Hospital Director at Nuffield Health Tees Hospital, commented:

Receiving the Private Hospital Group of the Year Award for a third time is further evidence of the quality of service that we strive for at Nuffield Health Tees Hospital and across the wider hospital group.

“Tees is 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.”

Matthew Lamb, Hospital Director at Nuffield Health Newcastle Hospital, added:

“We are overwhelmed to have been named the Private Hospital Group of the Year yet again! As a not-for-profit healthcare provider, we are constantly investing in improving our services and facilities across the hospital group. To have this commitment recognised and commended with this award is an outstanding achievement and is testimony to the dedication and expertise of our staff and consultants who work tirelessly to ensure that our patients receive the highest possible quality of care.”

Nuffield Health was selected from a finalist group of five private hospital groups within the UK.

For more information on Nuffield Health hospitals visit www.nuffieldhealth.com/hospitals.