Circle Health Group named industry leader 

Circle Health Group has been named as Private Hospital Group of the Year.

The gong, given at the annual Health Investor Awards at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, ‘recognises the Group’s entrepreneurship, growth, innovation, operational excellence, patient outcomes, employee engagement and social causes.’

Circle’s chief executive Paolo Pieri (right) receives the award at the ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel

Circle Health Group’s chief executive Paolo Pieri said: ‘Winning private hospital group of the year is such an amazing achievement by the whole team. 

‘I have to confess that the pandemic has presented challenges, but the huge effort made by our staff supporting critically ill patients and delivering life-saving surgery. 

‘We saw over 700,000 NHS patients and undertook more than 30,000 cancer operations; a monumental achievement that staff should be proud of. 

‘Additionally, integrating two businesses, most of it remotely, was a challenge. But, as a group, we rose to that challenge and receiving this award recognises the achievements of the last year.’

The group said at the heart of its philosophy was a commitment to its people and its place in the community. It was recognised for its commitment to charitable endeavours across its network of 53 hospitals nationwide. 

Making good on that continued commitment has led to the adoption of a ‘giving something back strategy’, supporting local charities as well as national groups such as the Big Issue and Mind.

A spokesman said: ‘Circle’s continued commitment to its people and the pursuit of clinical excellence has been recognised through this award. As one of the UK’s top 25 Best Large Companies to Work For, it continues to push for culture that attracts talent.’

Circle acquired more than 50 BMI hospitals last year.