BUPA contemplates selling its hospitals


Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Health insurance giant BUPA is contemplating the wholesale disposal of its private hospitals division – BUPA Hospitals. In early April, BUPA’s board confirmed that it was undertaking a review to establish whether, given the significant changes in the UK healthcare economy and in particular the increasing role the private sector is playing in that market, there may be benefits for the customers and other stakeholders of BUPA Hospitals and the BUPA Group in a sale of BUPA Hospitals. In a statement, the board the circumstances that had led it to consider the possible sale of BUPA Hospitals did not apply to any other BUPA business. BUPA has also confirmed that it is in preliminary discussions with potential purchasers of BUPA Hospitals but adds that these discussions may or may not lead to a decision to sell BUPA Hospitals. “The board is not considering the sale of any other part of the BUPA Group or a change in status of the BUPA Group as a whole,” the statement said. Insurance remains BUPA’s core busi





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