Private patient services in the 13 NHS trusts delivering acute care across East Anglia come under Philip Housden’s spotlight this month.
Figures from the 2017-18 published annual accounts for this group of trusts show that total private patient revenues grew by 5.9% from £25.3m to £26.8m over the previous year.
This now represents 0.7% of these trusts’ total revenues, which is a return to the 2013-14 levels. The combined national average outside of London is 0.48%.
Leading the region by revenues is Royal Papworth, near Cambridge, with private patient income in 2017-18 of £8.15m, down £834,000 on the £8.98m achieved in 2016-17 and representing a small decline from 6.63% to 6.07% of total trust incomes.
As the UK’s largest cardiothoracic hospital, Papworth has a distinctive edge and focus, ensuring that the brand can stand out sufficiently to support local, regional and international demand for private patients.
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