Circle Health and BMI Healthcare partnership with NHS to fight coronavirus
We are proud to be supporting the fight against COVID-19. On Saturday, Circle Health and BMI Healthcare agreed a formal partnership with NHS England to support the national effort to tackle COVID-19 by offering all 2,500 beds, including specialised intensive care beds, across the Group’s 54 hospitals and clinics.
This wide-ranging agreement provides additional capacity for urgent and important treatments that normally take place in NHS hospitals, makes the Group’s state of the art equipment available, and facilitates training programmes to broaden the services that can be undertaken in our hospitals.
In addition, Circle has two hospitals in China and their team of clinicians there are providing shared learning and supplies with the UK team based on their experience of Covid-19 in China.
Circle CEO Paolo Pieri and BMI CEO Karen Prins said: "Nothing matters more than getting vulnerable patients the treatment they need, and all sectors and industries have agreed to pull together in this national effort. We stand ready to support the NHS in any way we can at this time of national crisis."
Information for current patients
Our services remain open and treating patients. If you, and the people you live with, don't have any coronavirus symptoms then it's fine to attend appointments. If you have a new, continuous cough or a fever, you should stay at home for seven days from when your symptoms started and ask us to rearrange your appointment. Similarly, if you live with someone who has symptoms, you'll need to stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person in the home started having symptoms, and ask us to rearrange your appointment. Please always check the very latest advice online here before leaving home for your appointment.