About LHM Healthcare Ltd.

The LHM Healthcare Group provides a range of clinical and specialist services to the NHS, private commissioners, the Armed Forces, private patients and commercial clients since 2000.

Organisational Structure

We have established commissioning arrangements with NHS England Specialist Commissioning Group providing a Hyperbaric service on behalf of the NHS.

LHM Healthcare currently operates from two centres, one at Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone, London, and the other at the James Paget University Hospital in Great Yarmouth.

Both facilities are fully registered with the Care Quality Commission and are staffed, equipped and registered to admit critically ill patients. Both facilities are integrated into their host hospital’s Directorates of Emergency Medicine / Critical Care and Surgery.

Phil Sayers BSc

Phil Sayers BSc

Managing Director

Together, our centres employ over 40 healthcare professionals in full and part-time posts, including the Medical Director, Hyperbaric physicians, nurses experienced in dealing with problem wounds, Hyperbaric technologists and administrative staff.

Clinical members of staff include NHS consultants, physicians and nurses seconded to the Department for Hyperbaric and Wound Care duties.

Dr Pieter Bothma

Dr Pieter Bothma

Medical Director - East of England Hyperbaric Unit, Gt Yarmouth
Dr Vivek Srivastava

Dr Vivek Srivastava

Medical Director - Whipps Cross Hyperbaric Unit, London

Mission Statement

To deliver safe high quality Hyperbaric and Wound Care, treatment, training and research in a timely cost effective and efficient manner by a highly motivated team of enthusiastic dedicated individuals working together in a pleasant environment for the benefit of the patient.

Privacy and Dignity of Patients

LHM Healthcare Ltd. makes every effort to ensure that all patients are treated with respect and afforded the appropriate measure of dignity and privacy.

Toilets are available on the premises for everybody including disabled patients. Consultations and examinations are carried out in the privacy of the doctor’s examination room and private changing facilities are available to all patients before and after treatments.

A separate room is available for the assessment and treatment of problem wounds.

Clinical Governance

The service was well equipped and well maintained, with careful attention to all aspects of safety. The staff at the hyperbaric unit were compassionate and caring. The service was appropriately staffed with well qualified doctors, nurses and technical staff, and was responsive to patient’s individual needs. The clinical lead and registered manager provided a strong lead and team working was effective.

The Registered Manager of the LHM Healthcare Group, operating at both Whipps Cross University Hospital (Barts Health Trust) and James Paget University Hospital – Gorleston (Care Standards ACT 2002) is Mr Philip Sayers, BSc.

Mr. Sayers has been involved in the construction and management of clinical Hyperbaric facilities for over 20 years and has been Managing Director of the LHM healthcare Group of companies since its establishment in November 2000.

Clinical services are provided by the Independent sector Provider London Wound Healing Centres/ LHM Healthcare, which is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The company operates under its own Clinical Governance arrangements, which are approved and regulated by the CQC.

LHM Healthcare is attached to the Barts Health Trust “Acute & Emergency Medicine” Clinical Academic Group (CAG) and is linked to the dept. of Anaesthetics through its anaesthetic staff.

Our Clinical lead, Caldicot Guardian and “Responsible Officer” is Dr Pieter Bothma, a consultant in Anaesthetics and Critical Care at the James Paget University Hospital.

As an independent Provider, we operate under our own company-specific clinical governance guidelines, but wherever suitable, we use both Trusts’ clinical and operational policies for guidance. And all members of staff are committed to a process of Continual Professional Development.