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Introduction

Welcome to the latest edition of Health Matters Magazine.We would like to thank you for your support

during 2013, and we hope you have had a great start to the year. 2014 is proving to be another busy year

for us here at London Bridge Hospital. In particular, our outpatient centres are going from strength to

strength. HCA International has now fully acquired the Sevenoaks Medical Centre in Kent, extending our

presence to all three floors, and has also invested in a brand new outpatient diagnostic and treatment

centre in one of London’s most iconic buildings –The Shard – set to be unveiled in 2015.

Our outpatient centres allow for faster access to the same high quality service at convenient locations

within the City and Kent. Each centre offers the same unparalleled level of care that patients have come

to expect from the hospital and are fully-equipped with the latest medical technology and state-of-the art

facilities. Patients can have blood tests, pre-assessment tests and, in many cases, further diagnostic imaging

at the centres. This enables the patient to make an appointment at their chosen centre at a time and

place that is convenient for them, close to where they work or live.

In recent months, we have successfully launched an Integrated MultidisciplinaryThyroid Centre, offering

a comprehensive service for all types of thyroid disorders, as well as a Chest Pain Clinic at one of our

diagnostic centres, Sevenoaks Medical Centre, in Kent. The Clinic is designed to deal with recent onset

chest pain cases, and allows patients living in the Home Counties access to high-quality care from

London’s top cardiology Consultants.

Our Consultants are central to the care that we provide, and I am proud to announce that the

complexity of cases that we are treating continues to grow as well.We are now dealing with

increasingly complex cardiac, renal, spinal, gastric and colorectal surgical work, such as keyhole

procedures, amongst others.

I would also like to take this opportunity to remind you of our educational GP Seminar programme,

which is going from strength to strength – we have seen excellent levels of attendances at both our

Saturday and Thursday evening seminar sessions. These seminars cover a wide range of topics relevant

to our referring GPs and Physiotherapists, and include clinical seminars led by renowned Consultant

physicians and surgeons from London’s top teaching hospitals. Our extensive programme also covers

non-clinical seminars and other training.

If you would like to book a place on one of our educational GP Seminars, please contact the GP Liaison

Department on 020 7234 2849; or alternatively, email

[email protected]

. You can also

view all upcoming events and register for seminars and talks online at

www.gpseminar.co.uk

.

Finally, a huge thanks to you for your continued support; we

appreciate that you have entrusted the care of your patients

to us, and we continue to work hard to merit that trust.

With kind regards and best wishes.

Yours sincerely

John Reay

Chief Executive Officer

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A message from the CEO

John Reay

Chief Executive Officer