About BMI

Welcome to the about us section of the website which includes corporate information on our history, objectives, structure, ownership and finances.

BMI Healthcare in Numbers

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59 hospitals and clinics throughout the UK

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Looking after the local community since the 1970s

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115 different specialties and services, with centres of excellence in spinal, orthopaedic, neuro, cardiac and cancer care.

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90% of adults in the UK who have PMI live less than an hour from a BMI hospital

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1,500,000 outpatient visits per year

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276,000 inpatient visits per year

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6,000+ consultant specialists

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We have a 0% MRSA bacteremia record**

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The national average number of required physiotherapy sessions is 4-6, our average is 3.2. We can help you get better quicker

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The 1st independent healthcare group to be awarded VTE exemplar status

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97.3% of our patients rated our overall quality of care as very good or excellent*

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98% of our patients say they would recommend us to family and friends*

*Patient satisfaction survey 2014,
**Quality and risk report February 2014-2015

Background and shareholders

BMI Healthcare can trace its origins to 1970, and in April 2006 it was acquired by a consortium led jointly by Netcare Limited, a South African healthcare company listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange (JSE) (www.netcare.co.za/12/netcare-group), and the private equity company Apax Partners (www.apax.com).

Today the consortium consists of the group's principal shareholders - Netcare with c53.7%, Apax Partners with c32.1%, and London & Regional (www.lrp.co.uk) with c7.5%. The balance (c6.7%) is held by management and senior staff.

Financial Information

Welcome to the BMI Healthcare financial information.

  • BMI Healthcare is the UK's largest private hospital group and was formed in 1970, when US hospital group AMI acquired its first hospital in the UK, The Harley Street Clinic, and grew to 13 hospitals by 1988.
  • In 1990 AMI was purchased by then Générale des Eaux, and renamed BMI Healthcare in 1993 and its new corporate group named General Healthcare Group.
  • In 2006 GHG was acquired by a consortium led jointly by Netcare Limited, a South African healthcare company listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange [JSE], and private equity company Apax Partners.
  • For BMI Healthcare's Financial results please click here.

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