Image from The Birth Company’s website

The Portland Hospital for Women and Children, part of HCA Healthcare UK, has acquired The Birth Company, a private hospital that 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. It performs more than 8,000 ultrasound scans a year.

Jane Whitney-Smith, chief executive of The Portland Hospital, said: “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 added: “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.”

Date published: August 13, 2021

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