NUFFIELD Health, has welcomed the opportunity to support patients at its Tees Hospital with elective hospital care as part of the independent sector-wide contract extension with the NHS.

Steve Sharp, Hospital Director at Nuffield Health Tees Hospital, said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for everyone. Our hospital team is looking forward to welcoming people from our local communities who have been waiting patiently for access to our hospital services during the pandemic.

“The agreement between the independent sector and the NHS allows our hospital to offer access to more of our hospital services including orthopaedics, ophthalmology, dermatology, urology, general surgery and radiology to people with health insurance or who are paying themselves, as we did before the pandemic. We are also continuing to care for NHS patients, working closely with the fantastic teams at North Tees and James Cook Hospitals to reduce waiting times and free up capacity within the NHS.

“Our experienced infection prevention team are ensuring that everyone that comes into our hospital receives high quality care in a safe environment. For example, we are taking people’s temperatures upon arrival, wearing PPE, and implementing new zones to help maintain social distancing. We are also offering remote consultations for patients and our end-to-end connected services make us stand out in our care for people of all ages, from fitness and wellbeing to treatment and recovery.”