PATIENTS who use Bupa will once again be able to use services provided at The Huddersfield Hospital, in Birkby.
Last week a dispute over contract costs broke out between the medical insurer and BMI – the healthcare group which run the hospital on Birkby Hall Road.
This forced Bupa to remove 37 BMI hospitals from their hospital list, including the Huddersfield Hospital.
Patients claimed this left them “high and dry” and had caused a breakdown in continuity of care.
But yesterday Bupa and BMI announced that the matter had been resolved and they had agreed terms for the next three years.
Across the UK, Bupa Patients will be able to access most of BMI’s 70 hospitals.
Dr Natalie-Jane Macdonald, managing director of Bupa Health and Wellbeing, said: “We have reached an agreement with BMI Healthcare which is in the long-term interest of Bupa members.
“We have agreed a number of improvements to the way Bupa and BMI Healthcare will work together in the future which we believe will improve the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of care delivered to Bupa members.
“We regret any inconvenience that members and consultants have experienced in recent weeks.”