Orchard Healthcare, formally known as Worcester Hospital Contributors Association (WHCA), nearly 100 years in existence was originally formed in 1921 to provide funds to run hospitals in the Worcestershire area.
When the NHS was formed in 1947 Orchard Healthcare health cash plans were set up to help individuals to manage the costs of basic healthcare.
- Orchard Healthcare health cash plans are coming back into favour as they provide an option to the NHS cut backs, and are a low cost alternative to private medical insurance.
- Orchard Healthcare is a not for profit organisation, and so all the funds are used for the benefits of its members.
- Orchard Healthcare (WHCA) enjoys “mutual status” to provide financial assistance for individuals to help meet the needs of everyday healthcare costs.
Orchard Healthcare is the trading name of Worcester Hospital Contributors Association (WHCA) registered in England AC001147
The Worcester Hospital Contributors Association (WHCA) is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and The Prudential Regulation Authority 202815