Healthe Care acquires three Illawarra hospitals

New private hospitals owner: Evolution Healthcare has sold Wollongong Day Surgery, Shellharbour Private Hospital and South Coast Private to Healthe Care. Pictures: Robert Peet
New private hospitals owner: Evolution Healthcare has sold Wollongong Day Surgery, Shellharbour Private Hospital and South Coast Private to Healthe Care. Pictures: Robert Peet

Healthe Care Australia has completed the acquisition of Evolution Healthcare’s three Illawarra hospitals in a deal valued at $53 million.

The acquisition of Shellharbour Private Hospital, South Coast Private and Wollongong Day Surgery boosts Australia’s third largest corporate private hospital operator’s national portfolio to 2,200 beds across 21 private hospitals.

Shellharbour Private Hospital is a 60 bed medical, surgical, paediatric and rehabilitation hospital, South Coast Private is a 90 bed mental health hospital and Wollongong Day Surgery services the South Coast.

CEO Steve Atkins said Healthe Care was committed to further investment into private health services in the Illawarra. “With Shellharbour Private Hospital, South Coast Private and Wollongong Day Surgery partnering under Healthe Care’s ownership, we are focused on ensuring each of these facilities continue to deliver high quality health care. We look forward to working with local management, staff, doctors and external partners..currently involved with these three sites”.

“The most important thing for these three hospitals going through an ownership change is that the hospitals continue business as usual and local management are supported to do this. Healthe Care is focused on ensuring that our hospitals provide quality services that meet the needs of the community and provide excellent facilities for our patients, staff and doctors. Shellharbour Private Hospital, South Coast Private and Wollongong Day Surgery are exceptional Hospitals and we are excited to have them as part of the Healthe Care group”.

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