High-tech business investing in itself

al-russellWith The London Clinic being a charity, we asked its chief executive Al Russell (right) where all the money goes.

During my first year as chief executive of The London Clinic, it has surprised me how few people realise we are a charity.

Charitable status has been fundamental to who we are as a hospital since 1935 and will continue to be in years to come.

london-clinic-cancer-centreOur purpose as a charity is to re-invest our surplus profit to advance healthcare and support research and education.

This, in turn, must benefit not only our patients and their families, but also the wider medical community.

To achieve this, we have to run a great hospital and a great business. We are hospital, a business and a charity.

Investing our income

We are governed by the chairman and board of trustees and they delegate the day-to-day management of the hospital to myself and the executive board of directors.