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BMI Thornbury Hospital

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

312 Fulwood Road, Ranmoor, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 3BR (0114) 266 1133

Provided and run by:
Sheffield Orthopaedics Limited

All Inspections

6 July 2023

During a monthly review of our data

We carried out a review of the data available to us about BMI Thornbury Hospital on 6 July 2023. We have not found evidence that we need to carry out an inspection or reassess our rating at this stage.

This could change at any time if we receive new information. We will continue to monitor data about this service.

If you have concerns about BMI Thornbury Hospital, you can give feedback on this service.

18 February 2019

During a routine inspection

Sheffield Orthopaedics Limited is an independent healthcare provider specialising in the provision of orthopaedic surgery. They provide surgical services for both NHS and non-NHS patients with services and facilities provided by BMI Thornbury Private Hospital Sheffield. The relationship between Sheffield Orthopaedics and the host hospital is governed by contractual agreements.

The service provides consultant care and surgery for primarily adult patients but a small number of young people between the age of 15 and 18 years are also able to access the service.

We inspected this service using our comprehensive inspection methodology. We carried out the unannounced visit to the hospital on 18 February 2019.

To get to the heart of patients’ experiences of care and treatment, we ask the same five questions of all services: are they safe, effective, caring, responsive to people's needs, and well-led? Where we have a legal duty to do so we rate services’ performance against each key question as outstanding, good, requires improvement or inadequate.

Throughout the inspection, we took account of what people told us and how the provider understood and complied with the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

The main service provided by this service was surgery. Where our findings on surgery – for example, management arrangements – also apply to other services, we do not repeat the information but cross-refer to the surgery service.

Services we rate

This was the first time we had inspected this service. We rated it as Good overall.

  • Incidents were reported and dealt with effectively. There were no serious patient safety incidents reported in relation to the service between August 2017 and July 2018.

  • Policies and procedures were in place. The host hospital provided policies relating to medicines management, infection control and the maintenance of the environment and equipment. There was effective sharing of information between the two organisations

  • Staff understood how to protect patients from abuse and the service worked well with other agencies to do so. Staff had training on how to recognise and report abuse, and they knew how to apply it.

  • Care was planned and delivered in line with national evidence based guidance. Patient outcomes were measured.

  • Suitably trained and competent staff delivered care and treatment and there was clear evidence of effective multidisciplinary team working.

  • The service provided mandatory training in key skills to all staff and made sure everyone completed it.

  • Patients gave positive feedback about the care and treatment that they had received.

  • Patients had timely access to treatment and most were seen within 18 weeks.

  • The service had clearly defined vision and values. Key risks to the service were recorded and managed.

  • The service had a contract with the host hospital that was regularly reviewed. Staff had built effective relationships with the host trust and there was evidence of effective communication and information sharing.

    Ellen Armistead

    Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals (North)