Spire opens new clinic in Wales

By Agnes Rose

A new £5.5m clinic has opened its doors to patients and is offering doctors in a range of specialties the opportunity to apply for practising privileges.

Spire Healthcare Abergele Clinic in Clwyd aims to give patients across north Wales faster access to a wide range of surgical treatments and diagnoses.

Fifty consultants were awarded practising privileges to begin with, but now the search is on for other specialists to join them.

The clinic’s main entrance

Spire Healthcare’s group medical director Dr Cathy Cale told Indep­endent Practitioner Today: ‘The opening of the Spire Healthcare Abergele Clinic provides more people in north Wales and the surrounding regions with access to high-quality and personalised healthcare at a time that suits them.

‘The new clinic also provides GPs and experienced consultants the opportunity to expand their private practice. 

‘Key specialties not fully recruited to the clinic include dermatology, gynaecology, urology, general surgery, pain management and hand and wrist surgery.’

The clinic, in Abergele’s North Wales Business Park, is the first of a network of new community clinics from the provider.

Surgeons expect to deliver up to 1,500 operations annually to patients who do not require an overnight stay. 

People will have access to diagnostic scans, women’s and men’s health treatments, pain management, as well as orthopaedic, dermatological and urological treatments. 

Ophthalmic treatments are also soon to be made available at the clinic.

It was formally opened by entrepreneur, philanthropist and Spire shareholder Steve Morgan CBE, accompanied by the group’s non-executive director Debbie White and chief executive Justin Ash.

Spire said the opening represented an important step in broadening its services, giving local people fast access to outstanding personalised care in their own community. 

The Abergele clinic is part of a network of new Spire clinics being developed to complement its 39 hospitals across Wales, Scotland and England. 

Its Abergele investment is in addition to the £11.4m Chesney Court Outpatient & Diagnostic Centre at Spire Yale in Wrexham, Clwyd, which opened in February 2023.