Formally launched to policy makers in the House of Commons today, H5 is the new alliance of leading private hospital providers. Collectively, H5 members provide healthcare services from over 165 hospitals across the country.
Richard Jones, Chief Executive of H5 believes that H5 is in a unique position to support decision makers and improve Britain’s healthcare:
“The challenges facing healthcare services in the coming years are significant. H5 exists to support policy makers to overcome these challenges and deliver the best possible outcomes for patients. To do this we will take advantage of our combined expertise, proposing practical and positive solutions that will drive up the quality of services and increase everyone’s focus on individual choice.”
H5 is a campaign group formed to show that private hospitals can contribute more to the British healthcare system. They believe that private hospitals can complement the NHS by adding capacity and increasing patient choice.
H5’s members are General Healthcare Group, HCA International, Nuffield Health, Ramsay Health Care UK and Spire Healthcare. They account for 80% of all private hospitals in the UK.
Last year, over 6.5 million people visited their local H5 private hospital and H5 members performed over 1 million inpatient procedures.