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Clifton Park Hospital

Grading:  - Good

The Clifton Park Hospital is operated by Ramsay Health Care UK Operations Limited. It primarily serves the communities of York and North Yorkshire and accepts patient referrals outside of the catchment area. The hospital has two theatres and 24 beds configured into one ward which is used for day cases and inpatients. It provides elective orthopaedic surgery and care for adults including diagnostic services, outpatient facilities and physiotherapy. The hospital does not treat children or young people under the age of 18 years. Referrals were received primarily for NHS patients, treated under standard NHS contract, although there were some self-funding patients.


There were over 20 clinical staff (both nursing and physiotherapists) who were employed by the hospital and 34 consultants working at the hospital under a secondment agreement with York Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust. There were a small number of these consultants who undertook private practice under practicing privileges. The senior leadership team comprised of a general manager, an operations manager, a matron and a finance manager. The hospital was supported by other professionals within the Ramsay Health Care UK.


We inspected the hospital on the 27 and 28 January 2015 and undertook an unannounced inspection on 10 February 2015. We inspected this hospital as part of our second wave independent hospital inspection programme. The inspection was conducted using the Care Quality Commission’s new inspection methodology. 



Overall the care and treatment patients received at Clifton Park Hospital was good for the safe, effective, caring, responsive and required improvement in the well led domain.