General Healthcare Group Acquires St Luke’s Hospital in Fitzroy Square London

LONDON--()--General Healthcare Group (GHG) has acquired St Luke’s Hospital in Fitzroy Square, Central London, as part of its expanding BMI Healthcare portfolio. The 16-bed hospital will now be named BMI Fitzroy Square Hospital and will be operated as a satellite of BMI London Independent Hospital in Stepney Green.

St Luke’s Hospital has a major and minor operating theatre and eight consulting rooms, and its accommodation and facilities are at an exemplary standard following a £3.7 million refurbishment programme in 2007. Originally founded in 1907 as a charity providing medical care to the Clergy, the Charity’s Trustees have decided to sell the hospital and move its clergy medical services to a location closer to the parishes they serve.

Adrian Fawcett, chief executive of General Healthcare Group, of which BMI Healthcare is a subsidiary comments, “We are delighted to welcome BMI Fitzroy Square Hospital to BMI Healthcare. The facilities and surgical expertise will provide great benefits to the Central London community, increasing accessibility for patients and consultants who spend most of their time in the city centre.”

The introduction of BMI Fitzroy Square is the latest in a string of recent acquisitions BMI Healthcare has made in Central London this year. Earlier this quarter, BMI acquired City Medical, a facility in the heart of the City and near to London’s Liverpool Street station that offers consultant-led outpatient and private GP services. BMI also opened The Marylebone Consulting Rooms at Alliance Medical Imaging Centre in Westminster. The facility offers private consulting and diagnostic imaging services for commuters, corporate employees, local residents and tourists and is operated as a satellite unit of BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital in Harrow.

NOTES TO EDITORS

  • About General Healthcare Group

General Healthcare Group (www.generalhealthcare.co.uk) is the leading independent healthcare provider in the UK. Its primary businesses are:

  • BMI Healthcare (www.bmihealthcare.co.uk), the UK’s premier private health care provider with acute care private patient hospitals and outpatient centres in over 60 locations around the country and over 2,600 beds. Handling over 250,000 inpatient and one million outpatient visits each year, nearly half of the procedures undertaken for private patients are of a major or complex nature.
  • Netcare UK (www.netcare.co.uk), providing health care resources dedicated to NHS patients. Its facilities include mobile services for cataract procedures, a 45-bed, three-theatre unit in Manchester, a surgical centre in Stracathro and a walk-in centre in Leeds.
  • BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital in Harrow, Middlesex, has 141 beds, five theatres, an endoscopy suite, a Critical Care unit and a 24-7 Emergency Care Centre.
  • BMI The London Independent Hospital in Stepney Green, London, has 61 beds, four theatres, an intensive care unit and BMI’s first dedicated Renal Dialysis Centre, which was opened in March 2009.
  • Other BMI Hospitals located in the Greater London area include: BMI Blackheath Hospital in Blackheath, BMI Bishops Wood in Northwood, and BMI The Garden Hospital and BMI The Cavell Hospital, both in Hendon.

Contacts

General Healthcare Group
Linda Apeles or Kayleigh Moore
Tel: 0207 009 4544 / 0207 004 4505
Email: lapeles@generalhealthcare.co.uk /
kmoore@generalhealthcare.co.uk
or
College Hill
Belinda Morris/ Jeremy Durrant
Tel: 0207 457 2020 / 0207 866 7883
Email: Belinda.morris@collegehill.com /
Jeremy.durrant@collegehill.com

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Contacts

General Healthcare Group
Linda Apeles or Kayleigh Moore
Tel: 0207 009 4544 / 0207 004 4505
Email: lapeles@generalhealthcare.co.uk /
kmoore@generalhealthcare.co.uk
or
College Hill
Belinda Morris/ Jeremy Durrant
Tel: 0207 457 2020 / 0207 866 7883
Email: Belinda.morris@collegehill.com /
Jeremy.durrant@collegehill.com