BMI to build hospital in Ashford

Healthcare Market News (News) May 2004 BMI Healthcare, the private hospital group operated by General Healthcare Group, is planning to build a new 50-bed hospital in Ashford in Kent. Details have not yet been released by the company, but HMN understands that the hospital will…...

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Demutualising Standard Life to retain healthcare arm

Healthcare Market News (Company News) May 2004 Standard Life will not be selling its healthcare insurance business in the imminent future, after announcing plans to demutualise by floating on the stock market. 1,000 jobs will be cut as part of an ongoing strategic review announced…...

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MDs appointed to run restructured Match

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) May 2004 Match Group, the UK’s second largest healthcare staffing company, has appointed two managing directors as part of a major structural reorganisation and rebranding (see story on page 126). Helen Lodge will lead Quality Locums, the new brand which has…...

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Scottish opticians chain to do cataracts

Healthcare Market News (News) May 2004 A major high street opticians chain could begin carrying out cataract surgery in a number of its stores across Scotland. Optical Express, which has almost 60 stores across Scotland, is ready to begin carrying out the first operations at…...

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Capio sells UK occupational health arm

Healthcare Market News (Company News) May 2004 Capio AB has announced the sale of Previa UK Ltd, its British occupational health operation for SEK38m (£2.8m). Close Venture Management, part of the Close Brothers venture capital organisation, is understood to have bought Previa. It is not…...

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Oasis chief executive steps down

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) May 2004 Oasis Healthcare plc, the AIM-listed UK dental care operator, has announced that its chief executive Malcolm Hughes is to leave the company at the end of April. Non-executive chairman Ron Trenter will assume the role of executive chairman until…...

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Setback for Scarborough hospital plans

Healthcare Market News (News) May 2004 Plans to build a new private hospital in Scarborough have run into difficulties, after the local council refused to grant planning permission for the proposed greenfield site. Independent Care, the vehicle of chief executive Adrian Stevensen, was hoping to…...

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Capio Harley Street eye clinic opens

Healthcare Market News (News) May 2004 Capio AB opened its first British Capio Eye clinic in London last month, a Harley Street facility which has the capacity to perform up to 4,000 microsurgical eye operations each year. Capio Eye will specialise in general eye medicine,…...

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