3 March 2023
Fortius Clinic, the UK’s largest single orthopaedic MSK group, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Schoen Clinic London, a dedicated orthopaedic hospital in the heart of London.
With this acquisition, Fortius creates a unique Centre of Excellence in orthopaedics and sports medicine in central London, which enables the complete end-to-end pathway from initial consultation through to treatment and recovery, all within the Fortius Group. Schoen Clinic London becomes an integral part of Fortius Clinic.
Jim McAvoy, CEO of Fortius Clinic, commented: “This acquisition is a significant step forward for Fortius Clinic, as it allows us to expand our range of services and offer a more comprehensive service to our patients. It complements our existing Fortius facilities, providing us with the extra capacity, options, and flexibility to support our consultants and patients at a dedicated Centre of Excellence in the heart of London. We are excited to welcome Schoen Clinic London’s consultants, clinical teams and colleagues to the Fortius Clinic family, and we look forward to delivering world-class care to even more patients as we strive to become Europe's trusted partner in orthopaedics and sports medicine."
Fortius Clinic is part of Affidea Group, the largest European medical provider operating over 330 clinics and leading outpatient and diagnostic centres, as well as Centres of Excellence in a variety of specialties for more than 12 million patients every year.
Guy Blomfield, CEO and Chairman of Affidea Group, stated: “We are thrilled to welcome Schoen Clinic London into the Affidea European network. The combination of the Fortius and Schoen Clinic London clinical teams is compelling and will provide the London market with an unparalleled Orthopaedic Centre of Excellence. The UK, as with many European Health Systems, is underprovided for in this important category of care, and this combination will be the reference point to further develop higher acuity capacity across our European footprint. Whilst Affidea is Europe’s largest diagnostic and out-of-hospital care provider, it also has a significant number of single-specialty hospital facilities in Cancer Care and Orthopaedics. Our strategy to selectively add complementary Centres of Excellence for our patients is an important driver of service growth for the Group.”
Dr Mate Ivancic, Schoen Clinic Group CEO, says: “Schoen Clinic London has won several awards and recognitions for its clinical excellence and revolutionary orthopaedic and spine treatments, and we remain exceptionally proud of the exemplary care and clinical outcomes they deliver. All Schoen Clinic London members of staff will be transferred across to Fortius Clinic and patient care will continue as normal throughout the transition period. Our UK vision for the future is to significantly grow our footprint and capabilities in mental health treatment areas, as there is an unprecedented demand for mental health treatments in the UK.”
Andy Davey, Schoen Clinic UK Managing Director, says: “It has been a great pleasure to be involved with such a forward thinking, prestigious and pioneering hospital. I would like to thank every member of the team for providing outstanding patient care and unquestionable dedication and commitment.”
Completion of the Schoen Clinic London acquisition by Fortius Clinic is subject to limited regulatory approvals.
About Schoen Clinic Group
The Schoen Clinic Group was founded in 1985 and has since developed into Germany's fifth-largest privately-owned hospital group, with 12,000 employees. It currently treats around 300,000 patients annually at 16 hospitals and 30 outpatient and day-clinic facilities in Germany and the UK. The group also includes the leading online telemedicine clinic: MindDoc.
Schoen Clinic entered the UK healthcare market in 2017 providing award-winning, expert-led healthcare specialising only in certain areas of medicine – now mental health.
Schoen Clinic UK Group was named LaingBuisson hospital group of the year 2020 and all UK facilities are rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). For more information, visit schoen-clinic.co.uk.
About Affidea Group
Affidea Group is Europe's largest provider of advanced diagnostics, outpatient, and cancer care services. Founded in 1991, the company operates over 330 medical centres in 15 countries, serving more than 12 million patients annually. Due to its high standards in patient safety, Affidea is the most awarded provider of medical imaging services in Europe. More than half of the award-winning centres with 5 stars on the Eurosafe Wall of Stars, accredited by the European Society of Radiology in Europe, are Affidea centres. In June 2022, Affidea was awarded the Diagnostic Provider of the Year Award at the Health Investor Awards, and in September, the company won the Diagnostics and Primary Care Award at Laing Buisson Awards 2022.