Guy’s and St Thomas’ Private Healthcare offers private patients exceptional care in a safe, trusted and comfortable environment - all within sight of iconic London landmarks. As leading UK teaching hospitals, we provide high quality clinical care, from birth through to every stage of life. Whatever your treatment, you’ll be cared for by world-class consultants, safe in the knowledge that you have the backup of a full range of hospital services.
Guy’s and St Thomas’ Private Healthcare has won the Highly Commended award for our Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) service at this year’s IMTJ Medical Travel Awards.
The high-profile awards ceremony took place in Berlin on 3 December and celebrated innovation and excellence in the medical travel, tourism and health industry.
ECMO support is limited to six hospitals in the UK and we’re the largest provider, enabling us to deliver outstanding clinical care and patient experience. In 2018, our ICU managed 111 ECMO patients and 75% of our patients are now alive with their families compared with less than 60% survival in other international centres.
Our award in the ‘Specialist International Patient Centre’ category recognised the excellence of our ECMO service in delivering a complete package of care for international patients, including support from our multidisciplinary teams and the international patients team.
The judges said: “The ECMO service made a big difference in the lives of many international patients. It is a highly specialised service with good outcomes and the development of clinical relationships can only enhance ongoing teaching and research.”
Professor Adam Fox, commercial medical director, said, “It’s wonderful to see one of our many highly specialist services getting the international recognition that it so richly deserves – a true reflection of the world-class care delivered by our expert multi-disciplinary teams.”
Kim Foord-Paton, general manager, and Elyas Talha, international patients manager, attended the ceremony and accepted the honour