BMI St Edmunds Hospital and West Suffolk Hospital have been working together during Covid-19 pandemic
Collaboration between two Bury St Edmunds hospitals has seen breast cancer and gynaecology patients receive the care they need during the Covid-19 crisis.
BMI St Edmunds Hospital and West Suffolk Hospital have been working together to meet NHS needs, with 70 patients so far receiving care at BMI as part of the arrangement, which was brought in as part of the response to alleviate pressure on NHS hospitals by using capacity in the private sector.
In addition, four consultant surgeons and their specialist teams from West Suffolk Hospital transferred to the private hospital in St Mary’s Square, to provide continuity of care and reduce NHS waiting times.
Tracey O’Connor, nurse ward manager, said: “We have an incredibly dedicated team and I am truly thankful to each and every member of staff who has supported the work here at BMI St Edmunds Hospital during these testing times.”
Jane Aitken, consultant surgeon at West Suffolk Foundation Trust, said: “We are very pleased to be working with such a great team at the BMI to keep breast cancer services in these challenging times.”
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