- RPH News Editor
Pioneering services at Scarborough Hospital in Yorkshire
Regent’s Park Cardiovascular Solutions Ltd. (Regent’s Park), an independent healthcare company specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, today announced it has been awarded a ground-breaking contract to provide managed cardiology services at Scarborough Hospital, part of the Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Healthcare NHS Trust.
Bryn Webber, Cardiac Services Director of Regent’s Park said: “We are very pleased to have been awarded this contract using one of our new series of bespoke cath labs.” He added: “As part of this service we are providing a state-of-the-art modular catheter lab with the very latest coronary imaging system, a Siemens Artis Zee, with a full complement of specialist cardiac staff as well as cardiology consumables.”
Dr. Tim Houghton, Lead Consultant Cardiologist at Scarborough Hospital, said: “The launch of this new invasive cardiology service will make a huge impact on our ability to provide high quality, local services to our patients.” He added: “Fundamentally, it will reduce the need of our patients to travel to other cardiology centres such as York, whilst improving the diagnosis and management of coronary heart disease for patients in Scarborough and its surrounding areas.” Dr. Houghton added: “Everyone in our Trust has been extremely impressed with the professional approach of Regent’s Park and we would have no hesitation in recommending their services to other NHS hospitals looking to expand their cardiology service offering.”
Dr. Ohri, Chief Executive said: “Winning this competitive tender is terrific news for our company. The success helps expand our nationwide distribution network of healthcare services and confirms our position as the UK’s leading managed cardiology services provider.” Dr. Ohri added: “The award is perfectly aligned with our strategy of working with NHS hospitals to meet the challenges for expanding access to invasive cardiology services to local communities.” He commented: “Regent’s Park staff and managers look forward to the privilege of working with the highly professional Trust staff and cardiologists at Scarborough Hospital in the years ahead.”
Scarborough Hospital is a major provider of acute hospital services for around 240,000 people living in and around Scarborough, Bridlington, Whitby and Ryedale. It is also the largest employer in the area employing over 2,400 staff. The hospital already has a well established coronary care unit and cardiology department and this new cardiac catheter laboratory will allow the Trust to now fully manage the diagnosis and treatment of patients with heart disease.
Regent’s Park has been a national provider of cardiology services to the NHS since 2003. The company comprises five operating divisions arranged across a nationwide network of cardiac catheterisation laboratories, cardiac personnel and specialist heart clinics that together have delivered over 40,000 invasive cardiology procedures – coronary angiograms, coronary angioplasty, cardiac electrophysiology, transcatheter aortic valve implantations, defibrillator insertions and pacing procedures. Regent’s Park prides itself on its ability to deliver high quality, cost effective cardiac care, through excellent service, efficient operations management, well trained staff and uncompromising professionalism.
The Regent’s Park guiding philosophy is that every patient with heart disease should have access to healthcare of a world-class standard.