DOWNTON, WILTSHIRE, United Kingdom, 26 January, 2021: Regent’s Park Healthcare Ltd. (‘RPH’), an independent healthcare company specialising in the delivery of cardiac services, is extremely proud to have been announced as the winner of the Public Private Partnership of the Year 2020.
The 2020 HealthInvestor Awards are called the ‘Oscars of Healthcare’ and are the biggest event of the year for the independent health industry.
Vernon Baxter, CEO of HealthInvestor UK presented the award and said: “This category was one of the most competitive, however, the judges picked out Regent’s Park for developing and operating a successful model of co-operation between the NHS and private sector in the design, build, finance and operation of healthcare services. All of this was achieved against a commercial and political background that must have required skilled handling of risk and reputational issues for all parties involved. Congratulations Regent’s Park & your partner, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, for your very well-deserved award.”
Background to the HealthInvestor Awards 2020:
- The HealthInvestor Awards is designed to promote excellence and recognise innovation in the independent healthcare sector and attracts over 1,200 guests each year to a gala dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Mayfair, London.
- Due to the coronavirus the awards ceremony was hosted online as a fully immersive, and interactive digital experience complete with live-streamed content from the main stage, virtual bar and one-to-one networking opportunities.
- With more than 250 submissions entered, successful entries were shortlisted before being sent to an independent panel of high-profile judges. This year, the judges were looking for organisations and individuals that have made an outstanding contribution to healthcare in 2019, and the winners represent the leading players in this diverse and burgeoning market.
In his acceptance speech, Dr Ohri, CEO & Founder of RPH, said:
“Thank you to the judges at HealthInvestor for your generous decision. On behalf of everyone at RPH and our NHS partners at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (‘UHP’), I receive this honour with deep gratitude and great humility. This award is all about our latest NHS private partnership called the ‘Peninsula Heart Clinic’, a pioneering project that was executed to strict timelines and financial constraints, making it one of our most challenging as well as rewarding projects to date.”
Dr Ohri added: “I would like to think this award is a validation of what we’re doing as a company and what we can achieve working with like-minded partners. I thank our NHS partners at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, in particular the following managers and doctors who provided constant encouragement, supporting us when things were going well and supporting us when things were not going well. Working tirelessly in the foreground and the background to make it happen, they are: Ann James, CEO, Nick Thomas, Deputy CEO, Chris Rapson, Kenny Naughton, Martyn Blackwell, all of consultant cardiologists but in particular Dr Venk Suresh, Dr Girish Vishwanathan and Dr Guy Haywood.
I would also like to thank all of my Peninsula Heart Clinic team, but especially David Smith our General Manager, Darren Waugh our Chief Nurse, Jenny Lavender our Lead Cardiac Radiographer, our Nursing & Admin team, Adeytola in patient transport and Becky in housekeeping.
Dr Ohri said: “Our business model over the last two decades has been based entirely around forging successful service partnerships with the NHS. At this time of national crisis with Covid-19, this could never be more important. And whilst this is not the time for clichés, I am optimistic about the future for our healthcare systems and believe crisis is the driving force of innovation. I certainly believe there will be exciting opportunities to co-operate, adapt and pivot across our sector.
Finally, I would like to pay a tribute to all our NHS & Regent’s Park staff and doctors who have been working and who continue to work in frontline clinical or admin roles at this testing time, I want to say that mere words can never convey the appreciation and enduring respect we have for you all.
Thank you again for this award, it will always be deeply cherished, and the recognition it brings is hugely up‐lifting for my company and our NHS partners – it certainly gives us a lot more energy and fuel in the tank to keep pushing forward.”