Burnside Hospital proudly announces acquisition of Sportsmed Hospital.
Burnside War Memorial Hospital has been a proud part of the local community for more than 65 years, always investing in our facilities and our people to provide the best levels of care to patients and their families.
As part of that duty of care, we are continually looking for ways to strengthen our business and improve our offering to ensure we can keep meeting the needs of our community.
To do this, we need more capacity. All our theatres are fully utilised, and we have unmet demand from surgeons and their patients. That’s why we have been looking for a similarly sized hospital business to help us grow.
Therefore, we are delighted to announce that we have come to an agreement to acquire 100% of the Sportsmed Hospital business at Stepney.
This acquisition of the Sportsmed Hospital business will create Burnside Hospital Stepney which will be a wholly owned subsidiary and enables us to operate across two conveniently located eastern suburb sites. We will effectively double our capabilities, growing from five operating theatres to 10 and jumping from 76 to 125 beds.
Most importantly, we will be able to offer more care to our community. Sportsmed Hospital is an outstanding facility with highly skilled teams and its additional capacity will help us meet demand for services. The agreement includes the head lease on the Stepney site, which gives us security for many decades to come.
Like Burnside War Memorial Hospital, Burnside Hospital Stepney will be run as a not-for-profit community hospital and both will share the same patient-first ethos.
It will remain business as usual at both hospitals. All clinical staff will retain their current roles and both hospitals will continue to service their current theatre lists. As the businesses grow and evolve, there will be opportunities for staff to work and learn in a different environment and having two highly skilled teams means we will have the flexibility to deploy resources where they’re most needed.
This is an exciting time. We are creating a stronger and more capable hospital service across two sites with one shared commitment – to care for our community.
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