Staff at The Priory and Edgbaston Hospitals in Birmingham have been recognised for the vital work they did to deliver lifesaving treatment to cancer patients during the pandemic. The prestigious ‘Hospital Group’ award is presented to an organisation that has shown excellence in its delivery of care, in addition to innovation and transformation in challenging circumstances.  


The award presented to Circle Health Group, owners of The Priory Hospital and Edgbaston Hospital, in London on 18 November, noted the extraordinary contribution the teams at the hospital in Birmingham made at the height of the pandemic to support the national effort to tackle Coronavirus. During the pandemic, staff at both Hospitals partnered with colleagues in the local NHS Trusts across Birmingham to provide urgent cardiac and cancer surgeries to critically ill patients.  

In total, clinical teams at The Priory and Edgbaston Hospitals delivered over 10,000 treatments and saw over 28,000 and 27,000 patients respectively. This was made possible because of the skill, devotion and dedication of hospital staff to rise to the challenges brought on by the pandemic. At the heart of The Priory and Edgbaston Hospitals approach to the delivery of care is commitment to the people of Birmingham.

The award further recognised the transformation of the range of activities offered by both hospitals, from expanding their role in the community through charity partnerships and the arrival of brand-new technology to enhances the services offered at the hospital. 

Silvie Adams, Executive Director of The Priory Hospital and Edgbaston Hospital, said: “We are extremely proud of the teams at both hospitals for all their hard work through what has been the most challenging of times for healthcare services. From our patient facing staff, through to our administration team, porters, catering teams and housekeepers, everybody pulled together to support those in our community who were in urgent need of care.  

“Working alongside our colleagues in local NHS trust hospitals was a privilege, and the care we assisted them in delivering for urgent cancer and cardiac services would not have been possible without the dedication of our staff. Winning an accolade like this is testament to the commitment of all our teams across the hospital.”