28 July 2020

Private hospital welcomes first wave of NHS patients


The Pines, a private hospital in Wythenshawe run by leading healthcare provider Transform Hospital Group, has announced that it has welcomed a first wave of NHS patients through a partnership with Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.  

As of last week, the hospital has been helping to relieve mounting pressure on the NHS by treating dermatology patients, as well as those undergoing local anaesthetic procedures or minor surgery.  

Roughly ten NHS patients were treated at the facility each day last week, alleviating some of the strain placed on NHS England services due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Staff at the hospital have received a thorough briefing relating to the care of NHS patients and the hospital itself underwent a deep clean in order to be ready welcome the first cohort last week 

In order to maintain the hospital’s status as a Covid-free ‘cold’ medical facility, the NHS and private patient groups served by The Pines is utilising distinct and separate pathways throughout their care journey.   

Graeme Hughes, Hospital Manager: “All our staff have been working extremely hard to make sure we were ready to welcome our first cohort of patients this week, making sure all PPE procedures and hygiene measures are in place to ensure The Pines remains a Covid-free site.  

“Our partnership with Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust will allow us to help support the health service through this crisis by offering an outstanding level of care to patients. 

With reports of increasing NHS waiting times for surgeries and other treatments causing concern to many patients, all our clinicians and medical teams at the centre wanted to do their bit to help. 

It’s been great to get started and help relieve some of the burden on our NHS, which has already done so much to keep this country going.” 

For more information visit www.transforminglives.co.uk