Nuffield Health completes acquisition of five hospitals from Aspen Healthcare Limited as part of growth strategy

Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest healthcare charity, has completed the acquisition of five hospitals from Aspen Healthcare Limited (30 September 2021). The hospitals are Parkside Private Hospital (Wimbledon), Highgate Private Hospital (London), The Holly Private Hospital (Essex), Cancer Centre London and The Edinburgh Clinic plus central supporting staff. Concurrently, Nuffield Health has also entered into long-term leases with Aspen Healthcare’s owner, NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT, in respect of the five hospitals.

Aspen Healthcare Limited’s five hospitals are each located nearby to Nuffield Health’s existing fitness and wellbeing services – allowing Nuffield Health to strengthen its connected health and wellbeing services in communities where they are currently under-represented (the M25 corridor and the East Coast of Scotland).

“This strategic acquisition will improve our representation in local communities within the M25 corridor and across the East Coast of Scotland, connecting up our hospital and fitness and wellbeing services. This will enable us to support more people in these communities to live healthy, get better and stay well,” says Steve Gray, Chief Executive Officer of Nuffield Health.

“We’re in a unique position as the UK’s largest healthcare charity - with a strong purpose and connected health offering – to meet the rising demand for healthcare services. Our team are looking forward to work alongside Aspen’s teams, who have shown how talented they are during the challenges of the pandemic and in operating successfully for many years to deliver excellent patient care,” adds Gray.

Both Aspen and Nuffield Health have been caring for NHS patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, with Nuffield Health caring for nearly 400,000 NHS patients to date.

Rob Anderson, Chief Executive Officer of Aspen Healthcare, says: ““This agreement with Nuffield Health will ensure a stable and secure future for Aspen’s hospitals and will allow our talented team to continue the great work that they do. Nuffield Health’s values are closely aligned with Aspen Healthcare; we share a strong passion and ongoing commitment to patient care. This is an exciting time for us all which brings stability and a bright future.”

Last updated Friday 1 October 2021

First published on Tuesday 28 September 2021