A private hospital in Sheffield has been recognised by one of the city’s oldest and most renowned establishments.
The Company of Cutlers, in Hallamshire – which oversees and supports Sheffield’s world-famous manufacturing industry – has awarded BMI Thornbury Hospital “Friend” status.
This honour, given to carefully selected organisations which lead in their field of expertise, allows non-manufacturing businesses to join the prestigious and highly-regarded Company.
As well as serving the local community, BMI Thornbury Hospital also has historical links with the Company of Cutlers.
It was once the home of a Master Cutler – the person who sits at the head of the organisation. Sir Frederick Thorpe Mappin occupied the role in 1855, before going on to become Mayor of Sheffield.
Commenting on BMI Thornbury Hospital’s Friend status, the current Master Cutler, Neil MacDonald, said:
“We are delighted to welcome BMI Thornbury Hospital as a ‘Friend’ of the Company of Cutlers organisation. This is in recognition of the work they do and the benefit they bring to Sheffield.”
David Mills, executive director of BMI Thornbury Hospital, said:
“All of us at BMI Thornbury Hospital are incredibly proud to have been made ‘Friends’ of The Company of Cutlers.
“We have some of the best consultants working in our hospital and we aim to provide the highest level of care and deliver the best possible service for our patients.
“The prestige and kudos of being associated with the Company of Cutlers stands testimony to this.”
BMI Thornbury Hospital is the largest private hospital in Sheffield and boasts some of the country’s top specialists, providing treatment in areas such as cardiology, ENT, gynaecology, general surgery, oncology and orthopaedics.