BMI Healthcare’s Thrombosis Board has been shortlisted for the Independent Healthcare Awards in the Risk Management category. The Independent Healthcare Annual Awards recognise outstanding dedication, commitment, quality and innovation in the private healthcare sector.
BMI Healthcare are the largest independent provider of acute surgical services in the UK and are the only national hospital group to date to gain VTE (Venous Thromboembolism) exemplar status across its network of hospitals and clinics. The healthcare provider is the largest organisation to be acknowledged by the Department of Health as an exemplar partner and they are the first private company to achieve accreditation.
BMI Healthcare’s VTE prevention programme has previously also earned them the award of Best VTE Education Initiative at the Lifeblood National VTE Awards.
Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) is the term which covers deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a condition which has been reported as causing up to 25,000 largely preventable deaths in UK hospital patients each year. The cause of death in these cases is a clot, commonly in the veins in the leg, which breaks loose and travels through the heart and into blood vessels in the lungs causing a blockage, which can then lead to a high risk of death.
Dr Mark Ferreira, Group Medical Director for BMI Healthcare, said of receiving the award, “We are delighted that BMI Healthcare has been recognised with this Award. We have been working closely with the Department of Health on this important initiative to further assure patient safety and care.”
Dr Mark Ferreira comments, “This recognition is a testament to all staff across BMI Healthcare who worked hard to develop and implement the thrombosis service over the years.”
The winner of the Risk Management award will be announced at the Independent Healthcare Awards ceremony in October.