Tributes paid to private doctors’ Covid reaction

Private Healthcare Summit 2020

By Robin Stride

Consultants who have fought back from the financially crippling weeks of Covid-19 have been paid a huge tribute by the boss of leading private hospital group HCA Healthcare UK.

John Reay, HCA Healthcare UK boss

Its chief executive and president John Reay told independent healthcare leaders at a major conference that their duty now was to give doctors their strong backing.

He said all healthcare workers had shown ‘true heroism’ in the past year, but he felt sure he was speaking on behalf of the sector in highlighting the action of surgeons in undertaking hours of work in extremely difficult circumstances.