Welcome to the summer edition of Health Matters Magazine, a unique opportunity for London
Bridge Hospital to connect with GPs and update you on new ways we may be able to support you
and your patients.
As some of you might be aware, 2011 is a significant year for London Bridge Hospital, as this year
we celebrate our 25th Anniversary. I believe that we are justifiably proud of the achievements we
have made in the past quarter of a century, and am confident the hospital will move from strength to
strength in years to come.
Over the years, London Bridge Hospital has enjoyed many firsts within the private healthcare sector,
from being the first private hospital in the UK to offer the revolutionary Transcatheter Aortic Valve
Implantation (TAVI) procedure, to being the country’s first private facility to publish our cardiac
surgery outcomes. Likewise, ours was the first private hospital to offer the minimally invasive
Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) procedure to patients requiring a lymph node biopsy, and our
Consultants and hospital staff continue to research and innovate, ultimately striving to find ways to
better care for your patients.
We are as aware as you are of the changes afoot in the NHS and how these are sure to affect you
and your colleagues in your surgeries. As ever, our GP Liaison Team will assist you wherever they can
with making adjustments to your working practices as you adapt to these changes.To that end, this
issue of Health Matters includes articles which we hope will help you in this uncertain, transitionary
period.Your feedback is tremendously valuable to us, and if there is any further way in which you feel
London Bridge Hospital may be able to support you and your colleagues – and, by extension, improve
the care we can provide to your patients – we would of course be delighted to hear about it.
We feel lucky to enjoy the positive relationship we have with our referring GPs, without which we
would not have been able to expand London Bridge Hospital to offer
the wealth of services available to your patients today.Your continued
involvement in the hospital is key to its success, and we look forward to
working with you over the next 25 years.
I do hope you enjoy this magazine and thank you as always.
With kind regards and best wishes.
Chief Executive Officer
A message from the CEO
Chief Executive Officer