The sale is part of a move by the Circle’s previous owner, US health insurer Centene, to refocus on its core business. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2024.
Circle Health oversees one of the UK’s largest networks of private hospitals, with 54 facilities across the country. The acquisition will also mark PureHealth’s entry into the UK market.
PureHealth said in a statement that buying Circle would deliver ‘wide-ranging benefits’ to the healthcare ecosystems of both countries, including ‘the expansion of clinical knowledge and delivery of new medical techniques through enhanced collaboration between medical professionals’.
Additionally, the company said the purchase would offer ‘cutting-edge technologies and provision of broadened treatment options for (??) patients in the UAE’.
In Ireland, the Bon Secours Health System recently selected MEDITECH’s Expanse electronic health record (EHR) to support its clinical transformation project.