The charitable hospital and health centre provider said the move built on the partnership it had developed with NHS trusts over the past year, during which more than 285,000 NHS patients have been treated at its 31 hospitals.
Clinical director and chief nurse Carol Kefford said the charity wanted to thank NHS staff for their contribution, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, and help build a healthier nation.
‘As a healthcare charity, we are committed to building a healthier nation and helping our NHS colleagues keep fit, healthy and emotionally well. We want this 40% discount to act as a positive legacy as our 31 hospitals cared for almost 300,000 NHS patients during the pandemic, including those with Covid, cancer and needing intensive care support,’ she said.
Nuffield Health sponsored the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife last year, supporting The Florence Nightingale Foundation as a strategic partner with the aim of developing the careers of nurses within NHS and independent sector organisations.
Professor Greta Westwood, CEO of the Florence Nightingale Foundation, said: ‘The Covid-19 pandemic has been hugely challenging for nurses and NHS teams across the UK. Nuffield Health’s discount offer demonstrates the positive legacy of their hospital teams working together with NHS teams, sharing knowledge and experiences for the benefit of patients.
NHS employees can sign up for the offer online using the code NHS40 at https://www.nuffieldhealth.com/nhs.