Hygeia Group Acquires GCH
Hygeia Nigeria Limited has acquired Gold Cross Hospital, a 35 bedded multi-disciplinary, tertiary care hospital in Lagos subject to regulatory approval. The acquisition also include Gold Cross MRI Diagnostics also in Lagos; a fully operational diagnostic centre with MRI, CT Scan and other diagnostic facilities.
The Founder of Gold Cross Hospital, Dr. Ladi Okuboyejo said this would stem the tide to seek medical treatment abroad considering the exchange of dollar.
He said, “this recently concluded integration of GCH, Ikoyi, and the MRI Diagnostic Centre in Ikeja, with the Hygeia Group is set to transform Nigeria into a medical hub for medical tourism in West Africa. It is a step in the right direction for emergence of private multi specialist hospital.”
The Chairman, Hygeia Nigeria Limited, Mr. Max Coppoolse said the development was part of their rganisation’s ongoing expansion strategy. “We are executing on this growth strategy by adding to our capacity. The development is coming soon after the recent expansion of the Ikeja facility from 22 to 40 beds and upgrading of medical equipments, including addition of state-of-the-art diagnostic equipement. We believe that we will be able to integrate Gold Cross Hospital with our other hospitals fairly quickly to optimize clinical and service standard,” he said.
He said the move was in line with Lagoon Hospital’s ambitious growth and will bring its clinical and management experience in the operation of Gold Cross Hospital.
Lagoon Hospitals, part of Hygeia Group, according to him was planning to develop GCH as a multi specialist centre for tertiary and secondary care across various specialties not limited to maternal and child health, orthopedics and trauma, general and minimal access surgery, emergency medicine and cardiac service.
“Senior clinicians from the lagoon hospital will augment the existing medical resource personnel.”
Established in 1989, Gold Cross Hospital, over the last 25 years has risen to become one of the leading private medical facilities in Nigeria. Accredited by the National Health Insurance Scheme, the hospital is a well known medical centre offering quality clinical care services.