BMI’s new owner injects finance

By Olive Carterton

Circle Health, buyers of the UK’s largest hospital group BMI, hope to pour money into improving services for consultants and their patients.

Mr Paul Manning

The company’s director of hospitals, consultant orthopaedic surgeon Mr Paul Manning, told Ind­ep­endent Practitioner Today: ‘Our aim is to be the most supportive place for consultants to base their private practices, backed by a major investment programme. 

‘We want consultants and patients to benefit from the best equipment and data, so that we continue to drive quality and patient outcomes.’

Circle Health agreed to acquire BMI Healthcare from Hospital Topco Limited (HTL) late last year – as forecast by this journal – in a deal to deliver ‘a new generation of best-in-class hospitals’.