GHG swoops for two North West hospitals

GENERAL Healthcare Group (GHG), the listed South African healthcare group has acquired two North West private hospitals through its BMI Healthcare business.

BMI has bought the hospitals – Gisburne Park, near Clitheroe, and Sefton Hospital in Liverpool, from Reading-based Abbey Hospitals for an undisclosed sum.

They will join BMI’s seven medical sites across the North West in Lancaster, Bolton, Blackburn, Crewe, Manchester, Rochdale and its flagship in Stockport, The Alexandra.

GHG has also acquired a site in Scotland. It now has more than 70 hospitals and healthcare facilities across the UK.

The company said both the Lancashire and Liverpool hospitals will retain their existing staff and consultants.

Northern regional director at BMI Charlotte Espie said: “We are delighted to welcome Gisburne Park and Sefton Hospitals to BMI Healthcare. Staff and consultants at the hospitals have established reputations and strong links with their local communities and we look forward to working alongside them to provide consistent high quality care to the people in these areas.”

In June GHG acquired a 42% stake in the Altrincham-based cosmetic surgery business Transform.

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