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SSE National 3 London Newsletter 29/03/2014
Spire Healthcare To Sponsor London Scottish Academy
Spire Healthcare To Sponsor London Scottish Academy
Spire Healthcare will sponsor the London Scottish Academy until at least June 2016

London Scottish Football Club is delighted to announce Spire Healthcare as an official sponsor of the London Scottish Academy.

Spire Healthcare, the second largest private hospital provider in the UK, will provide vital financial support to the London Scottish Academy until at least June 2016.

Through the partnership Spire Healthcare practitioners will also offer mentoring to Academy players and provide access to their expertise across a range of medical specialities.

Spire Healthcare’s logo will feature prominently on London Scottish Academy training and leisure kit as well as on the London Scottish website and in the first team match day programme.

Spire Healthcare chief executive Rob Roger said: “We are very proud to sponsor the London Scottish Academy.

“We are passionate about looking after people and this extends beyond our hospitals and out in to the community through supporting sports clubs and other initiatives that help people lead healthy lives.”

London Scottish Academy manager, Corne Du Rand, said:  “On behalf of the Academy management and players, I would like to extend a huge thank-you to Rob Roger and Spire Healthcare for their great support.

“We are excited about the opportunities the Academy can give young talented players and the benefits it brings to London Scottish.

“What makes it more exciting is that our sponsor, Spire Healthcare, believe in what we do and wants to help deliver a strong and healthy Academy.”

London Scottish chief executive Kenny Baillie said: “The London Scottish Academy has an extremely important role to play in developing potential rugby stars of the future and having the support of Spire Healthcare is a huge boost as we aim to grow the Academy in the next five years.”

Spire Healthcare

Spire Healthcare is one of the UK’s largest private hospital providers with 38 hospitals and 11 clinics nationwide.

The company is founded on a 30 year heritage of operating successful private hospitals and offers a full range of integrated surgical, medical and diagnostic services.

The company was formed from the sale of BUPA Hospitals to private equity company Cinven in 2007, followed by the purchase of Classic Hospitals and Thames Valley Hospital in 2008.

Spire has since built Spire Shawfair Park Hospital (Edinburgh), the Montefiore Hospital, acquired London Fertility Centre, and Lifescan.

Since Spire was formed, performance improvements have included:

•          Multiple Independent Healthcare Awards: ‘Excellence in Training’ (2013) ‘Medical Practice’ (2012) ‘Innovation’ (2011), ‘Risk Management’ and ‘Nursing Practice’ (2010), ‘Nursing Practice’ (2009), and ‘Healthcare Outcomes’ (2008)

•          Increase in percentage of patients rating Spire ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’ - from 87% in 2008 to 92% in 2013*

•          Increase in percentage of consultant surgeons rating Spire ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’ - from 51% in 2008 to 78% in 2013*

•          Increase in percentage of employees who think Spire is a ‘great place to work’ - from 62% in 2009 to 72% in 2013.

For further information please visit: www.spirehealthcare.com

* Rating options include ‘excellent’, ‘very good’, ‘quite good’, ‘quite poor’, ‘very poor’ and ‘totally unacceptable’ 

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