One Hatfield Hospital is under new ownership after the Phoenix Hospital Group agreed to purchase the provider.

The acquisition, which remains subject to a small number of formalities, will see Phoenix take over One's site in Hatfield and in Ashford, Kent, which will continue to operate through the transaction with no changes to the activities or staffing of the hospitals.

"One Ashford Hospital treated its first patient in March 2016, and One Hatfield Hospital in December 2017. Since then, both hospitals have become an integral part of the delivery of healthcare in their local communities, providing the highest quality of care to our patients," said Des Shiels, the CEO of One Healthcare.

"The agreement with Phoenix Hospital Group will provide a stable and secure future for the One Healthcare Hospitals.

"Phoenix’s values are closely aligned with One Healthcare’s and will enable our dedicated team to continue to provide high quality care for our patients."

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As part of the takeover process, Phoenix have "identifying significant potential synergies as well as excellent opportunities for collaboration and growth", describing both sites as "state-of-the-art".

Andrew Barker, CEO of Phoenix Hospital Group, added: "This is an exciting opportunity to bring together two successful and complementary hospital groups both delivering outstanding care.

"Phoenix already has a strong and successful approach focussed on Central London and Essex. One Healthcare is a natural fit with a strong range of services and impressive patient demand.  

"It has been our intention to grow by acquisition and we are delighted to be able to take One Healthcare forward as part of our larger group, further expanding our geographic reach.  

"One Healthcare is an outstanding provider of care to its patients and has established strong collegiate partnerships with their Consultants, the NHS, and local partners.

"We have been incredibly impressed by the One Healthcare staff, Consultants and management team and we look forward to welcoming them into Phoenix Hospital Group."