BUPA considers bid to become biggest private hospital operator


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

BUPA is considering a bid which would make it Britain’s largest private hospital operator. The UK’s biggest private healthcare provider has announced that it is “actively contemplating” a £217m bid for the Community Hospitals Group. CHG is currently the fourth largest operator of private hospitals in the country and is said to be considering three other potential bidders. Possible buyers include General Healthcare, currently the country’s largest private hospital operator,Nuffield and health insurer PPP; a number of US groups may also be interested. A successful takeover of CHG would make BUPA, which currently owns 37 hospitals, the country’s largest operator in the sector and therefore open to scrutiny from the Competition Commission. Last year the Office of Fair Trading promised to look closely at health insurers purchasing further hospitals.





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