North East MP Peter Gibson visits Tees Valley Hospital to see the work of Ramsay Health Care UK in action

Peter Gibson, MP for Darlington, has visited Tees Valley Hospital to see how Ramsay Health Care UK is delivering high quality healthcare for patients across

Teesside, South Durham and North Yorkshire.

Mr Gibson toured the facilities of the hospital with Tees Valley Hospital Director Donna Thornton to learn more about the services on offer at the hospital, which includes orthopaedics, general surgery, plastic surgery, urology, gynaecology, oral surgery, endoscopy and diagnostics.

Tees Valley Hospital opened in 2018 and is part of 35 Ramsay Health Care UK Hospitals across the country, situated in the grounds of Acklam Hall in Middlesbrough. As Teesside’s newest hospital, Tees Valley works in partnership with the NHS, commissioned by North East and North Cumbria ICB and Humber and North Yorkshire ICB for services as part of the wider health community to deliver the care patients need when they need it.

In Parliament, the Darlington MP also serves as Parliamentary Private Secretary at the Department for Energy Security and Net-Zero. Harnessing the Energy Transition is a key priority for Ramsay Health Care UK, and the organisation has committed to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2035.

The visit follows the launch of Ramsay Health Care UK’s Social Impact Report in the House of Commons, which sets out how the organisation is breaking down barriers to opportunity, and providing safe, quality patients outcomes across the UK.

Tees Valley Hospital Director, Donna Thornton said
“It was brilliant to welcome Peter Gibson to Tees Valley Hospital and show him the work we are doing as part of the health community to deliver high quality healthcare for patients across Teesside, South Durham, North Yorkshire and further afield.

The visit was an opportunity to showcase the work of our amazing doctors, nurses and the wider team to provide care to local patients, and ensure people can get the care they need, when they need it.”

Peter Gibson, MP for Darlington said
"I was delighted to visit the Tees Valley Hospital last week and see the amazing facility that Ramsay Healthcare have developed.

To learn that 93% of the work they do is for NHS patients who have exercised patient choice to get a scan, outpatient care and elective surgery was hugely informative.

Patients all want to be seen as quickly as possible and know that their care is free at the point of delivery, and charged to the NHS at exactly the same rates will encourage more people to expose patient choice I am sure."

Notes to editors
A full copy of Ramsay Health Care UK’s Social Impact Report is available here.