Ramsay receives plaudits for speaking up for safety


Ramsay’s director for clinical services, Viv Heckford, and the firm’s medical director Mr Charles Ranaboldo after being presented with the award by MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny (left), who sponsored the category

Ramsay Health Care UK won the LaingBuisson Healthcare Outcomes Award, recognising it for excellence in the delivery of better healthcare outcomes.

Judges were particularly impressed with the roll-out of its Speaking Up for Safety programme which promotes a strong culture of professional accountability and freedom to raise safety issues.

The company sees this as an important part of its continuous improvement agenda to deliver safe care for its patients.

Ramsay medical director Mr Charles Ranaboldo, a consultant vascular surgeon, and and Viv Heckford, national director for clinical services, collected the award.

She said: ‘I am absolutely delighted that Ramsay has received this prestigious award and I am very proud that the hard work of all our teams has been recognised.  

‘Ramsay is committed to address behaviours that undermine a culture of safety and to ensuring that all our patients receive the safest and most reliable patient care.’