Spire Healthcare, which runs the Solihull Parkway and Little Aston hospitals where Ian Paterson carried out his shocking, negligent and often needless operations has apologised to his victims and said it has learned its lessons.
In a statement released after yesterday’s guilty verdict the company said: “The Court has today found Mr Paterson guilty of the 20 charges he faced.
“What Mr Paterson did in our hospitals, in other private hospitals and in the NHS, absolutely should not have happened and today justice has been done.
“We would like to reiterate how truly sorry we are for the distress experienced by any patients affected by this case.
“We can say unequivocally that we have learned the lessons from these events.
“We commissioned a thorough independent investigation and have fully implemented all of the recommendations.
“Patient care is our number one priority and our track record for clinical governance is very good. We are committed to further improvements.”