Statement regarding the criminal trial of Ian Paterson

"The Court has today found Mr Paterson guilty of the 20 charges he faced.

"What Mr Paterson did in our hospitals, in other private hospitals and in the NHS, absolutely should not have happened and today justice has been done.

"We would like to reiterate how truly sorry we are for the distress experienced by any patients affected by this case.

"We can say unequivocally that we have learned the lessons from these events. We commissioned a thorough independent investigation and have fully implemented all of the recommendations.

"Patient care is our number one priority and our track record for clinical governance is very good. We are committed to further improvements."


28 April 2017

Findings from the Verita report

Spire Healthcare welcomes the report it has received from Verita of the governance arrangements at Spire Parkway and Little Aston hospitals in the light of concerns raised about the surgical practice of Mr Ian Paterson, a consultant surgeon employed by the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, who also operated in Spire’s Parkway and Little Aston hospitals.

Spire commissioned the Report in order to understand fully the circumstances that enabled Mr Paterson to practise as he did.

Read the findings from the Verita report

Spire's response to recommendations from the Verita report

Upon completion of the Verita report, Spire published its reaction to the findings.

The findings and recommendations of the report were discussed at length amongst the Spire Healthcare Board and management team and we are presenting this update one year on setting out our actions in response to the recommendations.

Read Spire's response