Fortius Clinic, the leading private orthopaedic group, renowned for treating professional sportspeople, has acquired a state-of-the-art orthopaedic and spinal hospital to create the UK’s largest single specialty Centre of Excellence in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in the heart of London.
Affidea Group’s Fortius Clinic completed the acquisition of Schoen Clinic, a dedicated orthopaedic hospital in central London, to bring together a super-specialist group of clinical teams which can provide world-class orthopaedic care and elite sports medicine across the whole patient pathway – from consultation and imaging through to complex surgery and recovery.
The acquisition means the UK can now boast an unparalleled Centre of Excellence in sports medicine and orthopaedics and will allow all patients – from amateur athletes to those with chronic arthritis or orthopaedic injuries – direct access to specialist, world-class care.
Jim McAvoy, CEO of Fortius Clinic, said: “Fortius has shown the value of super-specialism, with a strong clinical leadership underpinned by a focused governance framework guiding the highest quality care and a culture of learning and innovation. This acquisition enables us to build on our vision to deliver outstanding patient care and improve outcomes through the latest techniques and research in orthopaedic medicine.”
Guy Blomfield, CEO and Chairman of Affidea Group, said: “The acquisition of Schoen Clinic London is an important milestone for the Affidea Group and for the UK market which will now create a unique Centre of Excellence in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in the heart of London. This strategic move propels our business to new heights, positioning us as a frontrunner in providing top-tier healthcare solutions in a specialised field and it signals our intent to selectively add more Centres of Excellence to our already extensive offer across the continent.
This is an exciting period of growth for both our teams. I would like to express my gratitude to our Fortius clinical leaders for their contributions and to warmly welcome the Schoen Clinic clinicians to our network. Equally, this presents a remarkable opportunity for our patients, who will now have access to world-class orthopaedics services tailored to their specific medical needs all along their medical pathway”.
In addition to being recognised as the leading expert in elite sport, Fortius Clinic offers a range of surgical treatments, including advanced joint replacements using the very latest in robotic technology. The clinic has a collaborative approach through sub-specialty teams, sharing knowledge, and combining experience - governed by the same exceptional standards of clinical care and deep expertise that comes from working in a single specialty setting.
Together with its existing facilities, Fortius Clinic now has the extra capacity, options and flexibility to support its consultants and patients at a dedicated Centre of Excellence. Schoen Clinic London becomes an integral part of Fortius Clinic and Affidea Group and will be rebranded as Fortius Clinic London.
Affidea Group is the largest European provider of advanced diagnostics, out-of-hospital and cancer care services, operating over 330 clinics, as well as Centres of Excellence in a variety of specialties where over 12.000 professionals are seeing more than 12 million patients every year across 15 countries.