Our history

Spire Healthcare is a leading independent hospital group in the United Kingdom and the largest in terms of revenue. We deliver high standards of care, with integrity and compassion and from high-quality facilities to our insured, self-pay and NHS patients. From our 39 hospitals, 11 clinics and a specialist cancer care centre across England, Wales and Scotland, we provide diagnostics, in-patient, daycase and out-patient care. We also own and operate sports medicine, physiotherapy and rehabilitation brand, Perform.

Working in partnership with over 3,800 experienced consultants, our hospitals delivered tailored, personalised care to more than 274,000 in-patients and daycase patients in 2016.

Spire Healthcare offers in-patient/daycase procedures in areas including orthopaedics, gynaecology, cardiology, neurology, oncology and general surgery and also diagnostic services including imaging and pathology, and is the principal independent provider by volume of knee and hip operations in the United Kingdom. We also offers out-patient services, such as consulting, minor procedures, treatments, health checks and physiotherapy.

Spire Healthcare traces its roots back to the acquisition and rebranding of 25 Bupa hospitals in 2007. Since then, it has periodically added further hospitals and clinics, including 10 Classic hospitals in 2008 and, most recently, the acquisition of St Anthony’s hospital in Greater London in May 2014. Since its inception, the Group has made significant capital investments of more than £725 million in its estate, and continues to deliver excellent care with leading clinical outcomes and high levels of patient satisfaction. 

As of 31 December 2016, the Group employed over 8,055 people (full-time equivalents) nationwide and has more than 3,800 experienced, self-employed consultant surgeons and other specialists with substantive practices at the Group’s facilities. In 2016, the Group generated revenue of £926.4 million, which has grown 4.7% on previous year, and Adjusted EBITDAR of £162.0 million, which has grown 1.2% on previous year.

The UK healthcare market faces significant supply challenges as a result of government budget constraints and increasing demand from a growing population. The Group is well-positioned to access the potential private sector growth through private medical insurance, Self-pay and NHS-funded provision.  


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people were employed full time at Spire Healthcare in 2017
investment in capital projects in 2017
patients were treated at Spire Healthcare last year