Spire buys Sheffield hospital with help from its consultants

Consultants are taking a 13% stake in Aspen Healthcare’s Claremont Private Hospital in Sheffield.

The investment is linked to Spire Healthcare Group agreeing a deal to buy 87% of the operating asset for £15.7m.

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, with 46 beds and three operating theatres, works with 144 consultants and specialises in orthopaedics, general surgery and neurosurgery, seeing nearly 10,000 private and NHS patients admitted annually. It will become the 40th hospital in the Spire portfolio.

Justin Ash

Chief executive Justin Ash 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.’