Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The trust used to host a ISTC for Interhealth Canada who vacated the facility in May 2011 when their five year contract expired. The unit is now the trust’s orthopaedic centre .
In the Forward Plan  the trust says it will:
Maximised for the provision of self-funded activity covering procedures no longer commissioned by the NHS, eg varicose veins
In the SWOT analysis, listed in the Opportunities column is:
Developing opportunities for patients to self fund for low cost interventions no-longer commissioned.
In the Threat column the trust lists AQP
Competition from both NHS and private providers is likely to become more intense over the period under review primarily as a result of the ‘any qualified provider contract’
In the strategic plan section, for the next three years the section makes the prediction:
Growth initiative (12/13):-
Patient self-funding activity £0.2m
This is suggesting a three-fold increase on 2011/12.