BMI Three Shires Imaging Service Rating

Just four months after The BMI Three Shires Hospital received an outstanding rating for its paediatric service the team is proud to learn it has been awarded a second Outstanding rating for its imaging department.

Imagin CQC outstanding
The Care Quality Commission report found the Imaging and diagnostic services to be safe, effective, responsive, caring and well led. The team were highlighted for its ‘clear proactive approach to seeking out and embedding new and more sustainable models of care’ while the management was praised for its ‘positive culture which supported and valued staff’.

Clinical Services Manager for Imaging, Jennifer Moncur, said: “Our patients and their experiences are always our number one priority, and we understand that in order to provide the best service, we must continue to improve and perform to the best of our ability.The team is extremely dedicated to providing a safe, high quality and patient focussed service and it’s great to see this has been formally recognised.”

The report also highlighted that there were no waiting lists for patients coming into the hospital - all patients were allocated an appointment within 24 hours of referral, and scan results were reviewed and reported on within one week, or in most cases within one day of the investigation being completed.

Imaging fluoroscopy suite

Dominic Bath, Executive Director of the hospital, said: “As a private hospital we pride ourselves on being able to provide the best quality service to our patients and with these great results we are even more determined to continue to push and drive positive change.”

The news coincides with the opening of the department’s new fluoroscopy suite, with its fluoroscopy and digital radiographic system for diagnostic and interventional examinations, the design of which allows patients easier and much quicker access to diagnosis and treatment.

Diagnostic services available at BMI Three Shires include two x-ray rooms, one with fluoroscopy, Ultrasound and an MRI scanner. The hospital provide care for insured patients, NHS patients and those wishing to pay for themselves.

Take a look at the CQ report.

About BMI Three Shires Hospital

BMI Three Shires Hospital is part of the BMI Healthcare hospital network. It provides a range of inpatient, outpatient and day-case services, including orthopaedic, spinal, general surgery, urology, ear nose and throat, gynaecology, paediatrics and oncology for routine and complex cases. Diagnostic and specialist equipment on site includes MRI scanners, ultrasound and x-ray.

Led by executive director Dominic Bath, the hospital in Northampton, provides services for NHS patients, for insured patients and for patients who choose to pay for their own care.

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About BMI Healthcare

Established in 1970, BMI Healthcare is the UK’s largest independent provider of private healthcare with 59 hospitals and healthcare facilities. More than 7,000 Consultants practice at BMI Healthcare hospitals, which handle more than 2m patient visits a year. An independent survey of 116,747 patients carried out by Quality Health, the same company which assesses patient satisfaction within the NHS, between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017, showed that 98.5% would recommend their hospital to their families and friends. 95.2% rated the overall quality of their nursing care as excellent or very good, 95.2% said that their hospital’s diagnostic imaging met or exceeded their expectations and 98.3% would apply the same rating to their experience of physiotherapy.

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Date: 7th May 2019