23 September 2021
Spire Healthcare is to acquire an 87% stake in Claremont Private Hospital in Sheffield. Subject to the conclusion of final contracts, the hospital will become a Spire Healthcare hospital around the end of October or early November.
Claremont Hospital has 46 beds and 3 operating theatres. It employs over 270 people and works in partnership with 144 Consultants. It specialises in orthopaedics, general surgery and neurosurgery, sees almost 10,000 private and NHS patients admitted every year, and is rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission.
Spire Healthcare operates hospitals and clinics around the country, has over 14,000 colleagues and works in partnership with almost 7,500 consultants. Claremont will become the 40th hospital in the Group.
Under the terms of the acquisition, Spire Healthcare will pay £15.7m. The hospital is currently operated by Aspen Healthcare.
Over the next few weeks, Spire Healthcare will work with Aspen and the hospital’s management team to make sure that there is no disruption to services or to patient care, and to maintain business as usual at the hospital.
Justin Ash, Spire Healthcare Chief Executive, said: “We’re delighted that Claremont Hospital is joining Spire Healthcare and look forward to welcoming our new colleagues and consultant partners to the Group.
“Claremont is a highly complementary addition to Spire Healthcare’s portfolio. We share a commitment to providing the highest quality patient care, working in partnership with world-class consultants. Claremont expands our presence into South Yorkshire, an area with a sizeable population where we currently have no hospitals.
“Our immediate priority is to ensure that the transition is seamless. Patients can feel assured that their care will continue as normal, with the same doctors and nurses as they have seen in the past.”