Affidea acquires Hillsborough Private Clinic in Northern Ireland

November, 2021

– Acquisition is second in Northern Ireland in just seven months

– Announcement further demonstrates Affidea’s commitment to become one of
the leading healthcare providers on the island of Ireland

Affidea Group, the largest European provider of diagnostic imaging, outpatient and cancer care
services, has today announced the acquisition of Hillsborough Private Clinic in Northern Ireland, a
reputable healthcare provider that offers a range of outpatient services and advanced surgical

The addition of Hillsborough Private Clinic to the Affidea portfolio adds another established facility
with an excellent reputation to Affidea’s growing capacity for diagnostics and treatment in Northern

Established in 2002 and located just outside Belfast, Hillsborough Private Clinic performs
approximately 4,000 surgical procedures and deals with 11,000 outpatient attendances per annum.
The facility has five outpatient rooms, supported by a dedicated theatre and laser suite. Strategically
located on the Dublin – Belfast motorway, Hillsborough Private Clinic caters for patients travelling
across Northern Ireland and also patients from the Republic of Ireland who can avail of the Northern
Ireland Planned Healthcare Scheme.

Day-case surgical procedures at Hillsborough Private Clinic include cataract and eye surgery,
endoscopic surgery including oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy, colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy,
cystoscopy and hysteroscopy, podiatric surgery and general surgical procedures such as varicose
vein surgery, weight loss, carpal tunnels and plastic procedures. A wide range of specialties are also
offered including Cardiology, Dermatology, ENT, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Nutrition,
Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Plastic surgery, Rheumatology and Urology. (*See a full list further below)
This is Affidea’s second acquisition in Northern Ireland in the past seven months and the third
business it now operates in the Northern Irish market. The move further demonstrates the
commitment of the business to invest significantly in the island of Ireland to facilitate improved and
rapid access to quality patient centric healthcare catering to both the public and private markets.
In March 2021, Affidea acquired Orthoderm, a leading provider of clinical and medical services across
a wide range of medical and surgical specialties including Dermatology, Plastic Surgery and
Orthopaedics as well as pain management and GP services. Orthoderm is also located in
Hillsborough. Affidea has been present in Northern Ireland since 2015 when it acquired Northern MRI,
a leading provider of diagnostic imaging also located in Belfast.

Barry Downes, CEO of Affidea Ireland, said: “We are really excited to announce this acquisition of
Hillsborough Private Clinic. Jim, Gary and the entire team have built a phenomenal patient focused
business that enjoys a market leading position and an enviable reputation for clinical excellence. The
addition of the clinic to our portfolio will really accelerate the development and growth of our outpatient
services in Northern Ireland. We look forward to utilising our national network of clinics to expand our
range of services that are accessible to both private and public patients located across Ireland.”
The medical directors of Hillsborough Private Clinic Gary McKee and Jim Sharkey are very pleased
to be joining the Affidea Group: “We welcome the incorporation of HPC into the Affidea Group, a very
well run and progressive presence in healthcare in Ireland. Affidea share our vision for the further
development of healthcare in Northern Ireland and we look forward to working closely with the Ireland

Advisors to Affidea on this acquisition were Flynn O’Driscoll and KPMG while advisors to Hillsborough
Private Clinic were Beltrae Partners and A&L Goodbody.

The foundation upon which Affidea has been built is trust. Both doctors and patients know that we strive to provide the best standard of care, delivered by the best professionals with the most modern technologies. Patients trust and rely on doctors. Doctors trust and rely on us.
What’s Affidea’s secret to transforming the standards of healthcare service provision? Our people. Healthcare professionals that know what they are doing and care about what they do. They make us who we are today. And who we want to be tomorrow.
We implement the highest standards and procedures to ensure safety. Affidea is committed to becoming the first European diagnostic provider to shape a new paradigm in patient safety by introducing a company wide Dose Excellence Programme ensuring the right balance between dose and image quality.
Affidea has an extensive network of international affiliations with the world’s top medical institutions to ensure that our doctors always have immediate access to the latest medical knowledge, clinical guidelines and medical procedures in all Affidea medical centres in order to ensure the highest quality diagnostics and cancer treatment.
We know that hospitality is important.  We care about how you feel and want to make each visit  to an Affidea centre as comfortable as we can.  An exceptional patient experience is ensured by delivering a personalised service in modern and comfortable service settings where you feel safe and confident that you are receiving the highest quality medical care.
We develop and exchange best practice. Patients deserve to know what we do, how we do it and why we do it. The continuous improvement of all Affidea care delivery processes is achieved by capitalising on the company’s extensive experience in 14 European countries and an organised effort to share best practice to improve patient safety and patient experience.
Technology has done more for health today than it has ever done and will do even more in the future. Affidea is committed to operating a best in class medical equipment base and maintain it’s long standing relations with major equipment producers to ensure our patients will always have access to the latest, most innovative and effective technology.