Lifescan screening moves to Spire Bristol

December 2011

The Bristol centre for Lifescan, the UK’s leading independent provider of CT health-checks for the biggest killer diseases, has moved from Aztec West to Spire Bristol – the West’s biggest private hospital.

This is the result of Spire Healthcare acquiring Lifescan Ltd, in a deal valued at almost £1.5m.

Lifescan uses state-of-the-art CT scanning to provide screening services to detect heart disease, lung cancer, colon cancer, aneurysm, osteoporosis, and other conditions, including skin cancer. Its users include Tesco, Microsoft, Virgin, Saga and Bupa Wellness

Following the acquisition by Spire Healthcare, Lifescan’s Bristol screening centre has moved from its facility at the Aztec West business centre to Spire Bristol’s hospital at The Glen.

According to Rob Abnderson, Director of Spire Bristol: “This is an excellent development for our patients throughout the South West.

“The Lifescan service enables anyone to be screened for many of the biggest killer diseases.

“For most people, the results are negative, which provides them with peace of mind and the ability to benefit from improved insurance premiums. For those who are found to have results requiring closer investigation, this can be a life-saving early intervention”, said Mr Anderson.

Lifescan’s services are provided within strict guidelines, approved by the Department of Health, and they were recently registered with the Care Quality Commission.

Prices for Lifescan screening begin at £50 for a cholesterol check to £790 for a full-body check.

“It is a sad fact that the National Health Service is actually a ‘National Illness Service’:  the acquisition of Lifescan enables us to offer everyone in the West the opportunity to ensure that they are free of life-threatening conditions”, said Mr Anderson.

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