Corporate social responsibility is part of the fabric of Spire Healthcare. Our motto “Looking After You” applies to patients, consultants, staff, GPs and investors alike reflecting our responsibilities to care for our local communities and our environment.
Many of our hospitals provide continuing professional development programmes to primary care staff, including GPs, physiotherapists and GP practice staff. This is because they have an obligation to continue their professional development throughout their career so they can provide their patients with up-to-date care and advice. In 2018, over 27,000 GPs and other healthcare professionals attended education sessions held by a Spire hospital.
Charity fundraising plays a significant role at hospitals with many staff doing a variety of activities to support a range of good causes. In 2018 we raised over £55,000 for a range of charities.
Spire Healthcare understands its duty to the environment as well as our patients and we continue to promote a low carbon culture across our hospitals. Continued monitoring and targeting of our buildings’ energy consumption takes place through our ‘Energy Remote Monitoring’ system. We are pleased to report that we are ahead of our carbon reduction targets related to consumption of electricity and natural gas. More information can be found in our 2018 Annual Report.