Private Health Care Provider’s Contracted in by Northern Health
The Northern Health & Social Care Trust has award separate contracts to private health providers to combat waiting lists of Out-patients within the Trust.
At the 31st January there were 1,752 NHSCT patients were waiting over the Ministerial13 week target for treatment in In-patients/day-case; while a further 9,484 patients were waiting over the Ministerial targeted 9 week waiting time for their first out-patient appointment.
- · North and West Independent Hospital (NWIH) a private hospital based in Ballykelly Co. Derry, have been award a 6 month contract to provide services for Pain Management
- · 3 Five Two Healthcare, a private healthcare provider based in Belfast has been awarded a 6 month contract to provide; Dermatology, ENT, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Gynaecology, Neurology, Pain and Rheumatology.
- · Medinet Wales Ltd whos head office is in Wales was award a 5 month contract
Capacity is full within the Northern Trust in; A&E, inpatient wards, consultant led clinics, theatres, the Trust cannot afford any more cuts as per the review initiated by Health Minister Edwin Poots. Urget investment is required before the entire Trust area becomes clinically unsafe to live in and before the Trust review what services to remove while the Assembly is on summer recess and unfit to stop them.