BUPA buys home healthcare operator

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

BUPA has acquired Clinovia, a specialist home healthcare provider, for £87.7m from Lyceum Capital. BUPA believes the acquisition of Clinovia will give it new opportunities in the expanding out-of-hospital care market. Established in 1975, Clinovia provides comprehensive home healthcare for more than 8,500 patients a month with a wide range of medical and chronic conditions like multiple sclerosis and haemophilia so they can enjoy a better quality of life. It has around 450 staff at sites in Harlow, Manchester, Derby and Glasgow. The company has a strong network among NHS hospitals and PCTs and is a growing business in an area the Government has identified as a priority and wants to see more independent sector involvement. BUPA chief executive Val Gooding said the acquisition was an important early step in offering a broader range of healthcare services in a home and community setting. “The combination of the management team and Clinovia’s track record in delivering services, together with our breadth of

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