Optegra Acquires Aston University Day Hospital

Optegra has acquired Aston University Day Hospital from Birmingham’s Aston University, representing the company’s third major investment this year.

Surrey based Optegra, which operates leading eye hospitals in Guildford and Yorkshire, offers a highly innovative, premium service supported by the most advanced refractive technology and pioneering consultants all of whom are leaders in their field. In addition to its existing specialist eye hospitals, Optegra also has further purpose built hospitals in Southampton and Manchester planned to follow later this year.

The Aston hospital is an integral part of the Universitys School of Life Sciences, renowned for its outstanding reputation for teaching optometry and undertaking groundbreaking ophthalmic research. The acquisition of Aston University Day Hospital, together with its pioneering research facilities, will enable Optegra to further develop its position at the very forefront of ophthalmology and vision correction.

Tim Clover, CEO of Optegra Eye Hospitals, comments on the acquisition: “The Aston University Day Hospital brings together cutting edge research and medical expertise, offering us an attractive combination at this stage in our development and expansion. We are delighted that the Optegra business model of providing the best surgeons in the most advanced facilities in order to offer the best in clinical outcomes and experience is now available to the people of Birmingham and West Midlands.”

Alastair Hewgill, CFO of Aston University, commented we are delighted that Optegra has acquired the Hospital and will invest and grow it to the benefit of both patients and staff. We look forward to the continuing collaboration between the University and Optegra in the areas of Ophthalmic research and development.

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