By: 18 August 2021
The Portland Hospital announces acquisition of The Birth Company

The Portland Hospital for Women and Children, part of HCA Healthcare UK, has announced the acquisition of The Birth Company, a practice which provides specialist imaging, scans, and consultations for expectant mothers and women with fertility problems.

Founded in 2000 by Dr Donald Gibb, The Birth Company operates from Harley Street in central London and Alderley Edge in Cheshire, offering 3D and 4D pregnancy scans, NIPT screening, obstetrics and gynaecology consultations and complementary services, such as reflexology, pregnancy massage and psychotherapy counselling.

As the only private hospital in the UK solely dedicated to the healthcare of women and children, the acquisition of The Birth Company, which performs over 8,000 ultrasound scans per year, will expand The Portland Hospital’s capacity to offer exceptional care to mums-to-be.

The acquisition will also mean a natural link into The Portland Hospital’s expert personalised maternity, gynaecology and paediatric services. The hospital’s maternity unit, which delivers more than 1,200 babies annually, combines world-class facilities with clinical expertise, while the paediatric unit offers highly advanced medical technology and expert care for children and babies.

This will be the first time that HCA Healthcare UK has extended its maternity services to Cheshire, reinforcing its position as one of the leading private healthcare providers in the UK.

Jane Whitney-Smith, pictured, Chief Executive of The Portland Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK, commented: “We are thrilled to announce our strategic partnership with The Birth Company. We are positive that this acquisition will create exciting new opportunities for The Portland Hospital, while further enhancing our obstetrics services and the high-quality maternity care and support we provide for all women.

 “Not only will The Birth Company extend our offer to mums-to-be, it will also increase choice, which alongside clinical excellence, is at heart of what we strive to provide for our patients. This partnership will form a natural pathway into the hospital for delivery and the onward care needs of both mum and baby in the years to come.”

Kate Richardson, Managing Director of The Birth Company said: “We are delighted to join forces with The Portland Hospital and HCA Healthcare UK to continue to provide expectant mothers and women with fertility problems quality care and diagnostics.

 “There is growing demand for private pregnancy and fertility imaging services in the UK. By working alongside the expert team at The Portland Hospital we will be able to provide a seamless care for mums-to-be from pregnancy and beyond.”


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