Plans for new NHS PPU unveiled

Healthcare Market News (News) October 2004 Bromley Hospitals NHS Trust has revealed plans to build a £4m Private Patient Unit (PPU) at the Princess Royal University Hospital in Farnborough. The plans, put before the new hospital patients’ forum last month, have been drawn up in…...

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Castle Hill Hospital

Healthcare Market News (Public Private Partnerships) October 2004 Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is expected to announce the preferred bidder for the £55m Castle Hill Hospital project in East Yorkshire this month. Sources at Contract Journal have tipped Shepherd as the front runner…...

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Demand for services prompts additional beds

Healthcare Market News (Mental Health) October 2004 Westminster Health Care has added a further seven bedrooms to its specialist mental health unit in Billingham, Cleveland taking the total to 25. The Westminster Grange, which is registered with the Healthcare Commission as an independent hospital, specialises…...

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Back to basics for PMI

Healthcare Market News (Special Report) October 2004 Norwich Union Healthcare is going back to basics to determine its future health insurance strategy, according to new chief executive Graham Boffey. Speaking at Laing and Buisson’s Annual PMI Conference last month, Boffey said future PMI proposals should…...

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DH signs deal for Shepton Mallet ISTC

Healthcare Market News (News) October 2004 Further signs that the Independent Sector Treatment Centre (ISTC) programme is finally beginning to gather momentum emerged last month with the signing of an £108.m deal between the Department of Health (DH) and OR International. Under the five-year contract,…...

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Nestor announces reduced Interims

Healthcare Market News (Company News) October 2004 Nestor Healthcare Group Plc has announced dramatically reduced figures for the half year to June 2004. The results, which had been heavily flagged to the market, included a large write-off of goodwill following the ill fated Healthcall acquisition…....

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Huntercombe appointment

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) October 2004 The Huntercombe Hospitals group has appointed Paula Turner as national learning coordinator. Turner, who previously worked for Common Purpose, a leadership programme employer in Hampshire, will report to learning and development manager Kevin McKinley and will assume responsibility for…...

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Laing & Buisson Annual PMI Conference

Healthcare Market News (Special Report) October 2004 PMI faced with its most significant period of change The private medical insurance product must show demonstrable differences to the NHS product, in what is arguably the most significant period of change the sector has encountered, according to…...

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DH set to tighten up cosmetic surgery regulations

Healthcare Market News (News) October 2004 The government is expected to mount a massive clampdown on the cosmetic surgery industry, following a report commissioned by the Chief Medical Officer last year. The report is yet to be made public, but according to an article published…...

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Third profit warning from Reed

Healthcare Market News (Company News) October 2004 Health and social care staffing operator Reed Health Group Plc has announced dramatically reduced profits for the year ended 30 June 2004. Profit before tax fell a staggering 75% to £1.37m ((2003: £5.57m) on turnover down 9.8% to…...

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