Regent’s Park wins contract to provide managed cardiology services in the Midlands

LONDON, United Kingdom, 10 February, 2014: Regent’s Park Cardiovascular Solutions Ltd. (Regent’s Park), an independent healthcare company specialising in the provision of cardiology services to the NHS, today announced it has won a contract to provide managed cardiology services to the Wolverhampton Heart & Lung Centre, part of the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.

Mr Bryn Webber, Cardiac Services Director of Regent’s Park, said: “We are very pleased to have won this tender which was advertised, much like all our competitions in the Official Journal of the European Union.” He said: “The Heart & Lung Centre is undergoing a large refurbishment program of its cath labs and required interim facilities to maintain patient access and service levels. The Trust was therefore looking for a partner with the track record of providing high quality managed invasive cardiology services seamlessly and efficiently.” He added: “We will be providing the Heart & Lung Centre with one of our brand new modular cath labs and a full compliment of staff capable of delivering interventional cardiology, pacemaker and device implantation services.”

Dr Ohri, Chief Executive of Regent’s Park, said: “This is terrific news for our company as it is the first time we have won a contract in the Midlands.” He commented: “We are investing in a fleet of ten, brand new 21st century modular cath labs and this award is therefore perfectly aligned with our strategy of helping NHS hospitals meet both their interim needs, as well as assisting with their expansion into new service areas such as cardiac electrophysiology, defibrillator insertions and transcatheter aortic valve implantation.” He added: “We all look forward to the privilege of working with the cardiologists and staff at the United Kingdom’s first purpose-built specialist heart centre.”

The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust was established in 1994 and is a major acute Trust providing a comprehensive range of services for the people of Wolverhampton, the wider Black Country, South Staffordshire, North Worcestershire and Shropshire.  In 2004 the £57m Wolverhampton Heart and Lung Centre opened on site and was designated as the United Kingdom’s first purpose-built specialist heart centre. The Trust became one of the first wave Bowel Screening Centres in 2006 and gained Cancer Centre status in 1997. The Trust is the largest teaching hospital in the Black Country providing teaching and training to around 130 medical students on rotation from the University of Birmingham Medical School. It also provides training for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals though well-established links with the University of Wolverhampton. One of the largest acute providers in the West Midlands the Trust has an operating budget of £255 million, 700 beds including 27 intensive care beds and 14 neonatal intensive care cots and employs almost 5000 staff.  In 2008/09 the Trust treated more than 670,000 patients at hospital and community sites across the West Midlands.

Regent’s Park has been a national provider of cardiology services to the NHS since 2003. The company comprises five operating divisions arranged across a nationwide network of cardiac catheterisation laboratories, cardiac personnel and specialist heart clinics that together have delivered over 90,000 invasive cardiology procedures – coronary angiograms, angioplasty, cardiac electrophysiology, transcatheter aortic valve implantations, defibrillator insertions and pacing procedures. Regent’s Park prides itself on its ability to deliver high quality, cost-effective cardiac care, through excellent service, efficient operations management, well-trained staff and uncompromising professionalism.

The Regent’s Park guiding philosophy is that every patient with heart disease should have access to healthcare of a world-class standard.