Independent Sector (IS) Collaboration

Independent healthcare providers now perform a large number of surgical procedures for the NHS. Each year tiny proportions of patients may have unexpected complications that require specialised care that can only be provided within critical care facilities. There are no Independent healthcare providers within Lancashire and South Cumbria that have private critical care facilities, hence in the event a patient requires such care they will be safely  transferred to the nearest available critical care unit located at an NHS Trust.

The Network collaborates closely with its’ IS providers to ensure safe systems and processes are in place locally in caring for their patients and those that may require subsequent urgent transfer to a critical care service.

NW Forum

We are pleased to have extended the IS Network Forum to include independent collagues from across the NW. Our own IS hospital Matrons, critical care 'leads' and service managers feel using this forum to share issues and explore opportunities to better manage the unexpectedly acutely ill patient within their hospital sites can only be of benefit to patients.

If you work in one of the NW IS hospitals and want to know more about this forum then get in touch!

Our Network IS Partners

We value the opportunity to work with our IS organisations to ensure sharing of ideas and best practice. 

Our local Independent healthcare providers include:

BMI:    Gisburne Park, Clitheroe

BMI:     The Beardwood Hospital, Blackburn

BMI:     The Lancaster Hospital, Lancaster 

Ramsay Healthcare:     Euxton Hall Hospital, Chorley

Ramsay Healthcare:     Fulwood Hall Hospital, Preston

Spire Healthcare:           Fylde Coast, Blackpool

First Trust Hospital:      Preston


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National Care Standards Act 2000
NW Emergency Critical Care Transfers from Independent to NHS Care Final 2018.pdf


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