Aspen Healthcare comes to Chelmsford

Aspen Healthcare has acquired Chelmsford Medical Centre in New London Road. The acquisition, which broadens Aspen’s portfolio of leading healthcare services and facilities, was completed on 1st October 2012.

Located in the heart of Chelmsford, the facility specialises in diagnostics and day case surgery. A wide range of specialist consultant clinics are offered which are supported by onsite MRI, x-ray and ultrasound diagnostic capabilities. There are also onsite treatment rooms and a state-of-the-art operating theatre and recovery suite. The Centre’s expert consultants cover a number of specialities including orthopaedics, pain, ophthalmology, cosmetic surgery, vascular conditions and many more.

Commenting on the transaction, Aspen Healthcare’s CEO, Des Shiels, said: “Chelmsford Medical Centre is an excellent facility with a proud tradition of delivering quality healthcare to the people of Chelmsford and the surrounding regions. Aspen Healthcare is excited by the many opportunities this acquisition offers and intends to build upon the Centre’s past success.”

Aspen Healthcare owns and operates seven other healthcare facilities in the UK, including Holly House Hospital in Buckhurst Hill, Essex, which is currently undergoing a £20m expansion.

Mr Shiels continued to say: “We take great pride in our healthcare portfolio – over recent years we have invested in excess of £50m to ensure that we can offer a premium and differentiated healthcare service; one in which we would be happy to treat our own families. Aspen continuously strives to be the best local provider of independent acute care and to that end we continually invest in technology, staff, training and facilities. We are delighted to welcome the Chelmsford Medical Centre and its employees and Consultants to the Aspen Group.”

Notes to Editors

Aspen Healthcare is the owner and operator of four highly regarded private acute hospitals in London and Sheffield, an outpatient cancer centre providing both chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and ambulatory surgical centres in Edinburgh and Solihull, West Midlands.

Aspen Healthcare is committed to excellence and quality in the provision of acute healthcare services in the communities it serves.

For more information on the acquisition of Chelmsford Medical Centre, and on Aspen Healthcare generally, please contact Nicola Douglas at Chelmsford Medical Centre on 01245 253783 or email

Date: 23/10/2012
By: technical