LONDON, United Kingdom, 3 April, 2017: Regent’s Park Healthcare Ltd. (RPH), an independent healthcare company specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, today announced the opening of “The Dorset Heart Clinic”.
The Dorset Heart Clinic is a world-class, state-of-the-art, private patient cardiology centre located within the Royal Bournemouth Hospital – it is the largest dedicated private cardiology facility on the south coast of England.
The Dorset Heart Clinic provides a comprehensive range of outpatient and invasive cardiology services that include: cardiac screening, cardiac rehabilitation, outpatient investigations, simple and complex coronary stenting, device implantation, pacemaker insertion, cardioversion, cardiac resynchronisation therapy, simple and complex cardiac electrophysiology & ablation.
The Dorset Heart Clinic comprises a fully equipped outpatient suite on the first floor of the Jigsaw building with five private consulting rooms and four treatment rooms offering a full range of outpatient cardiology investigations including cardiac CT and cardiac MRI. Inpatient cardiology services with access to four cardiac cath labs are provided from a newly refurbished private patient room area called the ‘Regent’s Park Suite’. Each of the private rooms have ensuite facilities, smart TVs, internet access and dedicated telephones. Patients will also benefit from luxury bed linen, bathroom towels, robes, slippers and toiletries, as well as a private dining menu of quality food served with silver-plated cutlery. An on-site, full-time, business and patient support team will ensure private patients receive a first-class experience in a safe, welcoming and high-quality environment.
The Dorset Heart Clinic is led by a team of consultant cardiologists from the Royal Bournemouth Hospital. They are at the forefront of their respective areas of clinical practice with reputations synonymous with excellence both nationally and internationally. They are supported by a comprehensive team of cardiac professionals that include specialist nurses, physiologists, radiographers and dietitians. The Royal Bournemouth Hospital has one of the largest and best equipped cardiac departments in the NHS with over 300 cardiac staff, 4 cath labs and 16 critical care beds. Together, the Dorset Heart Clinic team provide expertise across every aspect of cardiovascular disease management.
The Dorset Heart Clinic is registered as a private acute healthcare facility with the Care Quality Commission. It has also been awarded BUPA healthcare quality accreditation and therefore recognition as a cardiac centre across the nationwide BUPA network. The heart clinic is located in bespoke facilities, integrated with the NHS, to ensure the highest level of safety and quality.
Dr. Ohri, Chief Executive Officer of Regent’s Park Healthcare Ltd said, “This is a very exciting day for all of us. It is the culmination of many months of careful planning and a tribute to the successful working relationship between the Trust, the cardiologists’ and our company.” He added, “This is a win-win for all. It will mean private patients are assured of world-class specialist care and the very highest standard of service, together with the confidence of being in the NHS with its safety-net of resources on hand. It will allow cardiologists’ to remain within their NHS hospital, to support the NHS, and to work with staff that they know. It will also mean the Trust can repatriate income from private hospitals and re-invest these monies back into frontline NHS care.”
He said, “We feel privileged to be opening the Dorset Heart Clinic and to continue working with the highly dedicated staff and management at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital. We believe there is a large market gap for safe, high quality, private cardiology services across the region, it is a gap we intend to fill and grow in the coming months and years ahead.”
Dr. Ohri added, “In summary, the Dorset Heart Clinic will provide unparalleled world-class specialist care and the very highest standard of service to patients with heart disease from across the county and its surrounding areas, the Channel Islands and internationally.”