BMI The London Independent Hospital, in Stepney Green, has been named among the top performing hospitals in the world, according to the publication Newsweek and analysis by the independent data provider Statista.
It has been ranked in the Top 2 of all private hospitals in the UK, and number 30 in a ranking of all UK hospitals – including NHS and independent providers.
The hospital was judged on three criteria; recommendations from peers, patient experience, and its medical performance.
Executive Director Sunny Chada said: “This result is really down to the hard work of all our staff and our consultants who have worked together so well over the year. Last year, we were placed third of all independent hospitals in the UK. This year we are ranked at number two.
“The fact that the score is calculated from feedback from our peers, both nationally and internationally, and feedback from our patients really means a great deal. In addition, the ranking reflects how well we have performed from a medical outcomes point of view. I know I speak for the whole of BMI Healthcare when I say how proud I am of everybody who makes BMI The London Independent Hospital the place it is.”
The Newsweek and Statista ‘World’s Best Hospitals’ ranking examines medical institutions across 21 countries. Now in its second year, the study is overseen by an independent board of global experts who are tasked with the continuous development of the index.
Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Mr Vivek Gulati said: “Both the hospital team and consultant colleagues are so friendly and enthusiastic – a professional group of people who are performing at a high level. A lot of that comes from the management and their hands-on presence which creates a real family feel, with camaraderie and care for each other and our patients.
“I see a real openness with colleagues working together. Everyone wants the hospital to do well and champions it. We had a glowing report from our NHS colleagues during the intense Covid-19 period, when we helped with care and equipment. Those times showed the systematic way the team approaches problem-solving together.”
To ease congestion on the neighbouring Royal London NHS hospital staff and beds during the acute-phase of the pandemic, BMI The London Independent Hospital treated over 1,350 patients through outpatients, day case and inpatient procedures, devoting all three of its theatres to assist with urgent procedures. The range of treatment was significant, from spinal trauma and liver cancer surgery to CT and ultrasound imaging.
Seriously ill patients had also been treated by staff at the hospital. Patients who might otherwise have faced severe consequences had they not been treated including those with liver cancer and spinal trauma.
Find out more about the hospital on the BMI London Independent Hospital page.
6th August 2020