The SpaMedica Story

The SpaMedica Story

The SpaMedica story started with one aim – to give patients rapid access to the highest standard of care in first-class facilities. And this has remained one of our key goals throughout our growth over the last ten years.

It’s quite a simple success story; we deliver excellent care to our patients, who we constantly ask what we can do better, we listen and we improve. The feedback from our patients is the force that has driven us forward and we are delighted that our patients continue to rate us as a 5-star service across all our hospitals.

  • 2020
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    Cataract Surgery Training Suite opens…

    In September 2020 SpaMedica shares our experience and knowledge through training with North-West ophthalmology students.
    The Dry Lab, located in SpaMedica Widnes, gives the opportunity to students, who have never operated on an eye before, to practise in a simulated surgery environment using the latest technology and synthetic eyes.

  • 2020
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    Coventry opens as our seventeenth hospital...

    In August 2020 SpaMedica Coventry opened its doors to support patients with their treatment programmes for NHS cataract surgery & YAG laser treatment.

  • 2019
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    Wolverhampton opens as our sixteenth hospital...

    In December 2019 SpaMedica Wolverhampton opened its doors in the Midlands to support patients with their treatments programmes. Offering cataract surgery and YAG capsulotomy services for NHS patients.

  • 2019
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    Bolton celebrates its 5,000th patient...

    In November 2019 SpaMedica Bolton celebrated treating its 5,000th patient.

  • 2019
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    Bedford opens as our fifteenth hospital...

    In November 2019 SpaMedica Bedford opened its doors to support patients with their treatment programmes for NHS cataract surgery & YAG capsulotomy.

  • 2019
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    Newton-le-Willows

    With the opening of our West Lancashire and Widnes hospitals, we found that fewer patients were being treated at the Newton-le-Willows facility. We, therefore, made the decision to stop accepting referrals for Newton-le-Willows in October 2019.

  • 2019
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    Hull opens as our fifteenth hospital...

    In September 2019 SpaMedica Hull opened its doors to support patients with their treatment programmes. Offering cataract surgery and YAG capsulotomy services for NHS patients.

  • 2019
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    Wakefield celebrates its 10,000th patient...

    In August 2019 SpaMedica Wakefield celebrated its 10,000th patient.

  • 2019
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    Preston opens as our patient outreach clinic...

    In August 2019 SpaMedica Preston opened its doors as a patient outreach clinic. Supporting SpaMedica hospitals' pre-surgery assessments and post-surgery clinics. Reducing travel times for routine patient checkups.

  • 2019
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    Manchester celebrates its 10,000th patient...

    In July 2019 SpaMedica Manchester - our first hospital - reached a milestone of 10,000 patients treated since opening its doors in 2008.

  • 2019
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    Widnes opens as our thirteenth hospital...

    In May 2019 SpaMedica Widnes opened its doors to support patients with their treatment programmes for NHS cataract surgery & YAG laser treatment.

  • 2019
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    Newcastle-under-Lyme opens as our twelfth hospital...

    In April 2019 SpaMedica Newcastle-under-Lyme opened its doors to support patients with their treatment programmes for NHS cataract surgery & YAG laser treatment.

  • 2019
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    Chelmsford opens as our eleventh hospital...

    The Chelmsford Hospital was acquired from Aspen Healthcare by SpaMedica and the hospital is now known as SpaMedica Chelmsford. In April 2019 the newly named SpaMedica Chelmsford opened its doors to NHS patients providing cataracts treatment & YAG Laser Capsulotomy.

  • 2019
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    SpaMedica now the largest cataract surgery provider in the UK

    By the end of 2018 SpaMedica was performing more NHS cataract surgeries than any other healthcare provider across the UK. We are privileged to be able to support the thousands of patients that come to SpaMedica and we are dedicated to growing our reach even further across the UK.

  • 2018
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    Bradford opens as our tenth hospital...

    In October 2018 SpaMedica Bradford opened its doors to support patients with their treatment programmes for NHS Cataract Surgery & YAG Laser Treatment, our tenth hospital in ten years.

  • 2018
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    Skelmersdale opens as our ninth hospital...

    In June 2018 SpaMedica Skelmersdale opened its doors to support patients with their treatment programmes for AMD (age-related macular degeneration).

  • 2018
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    Birmingham opens as our eighth hospital...

    Our first midlands hospital is opened in Birmingham in June 2018, offering cataract surgery and YAG capsulotomy services for NHS patients.

  • 2018
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    Happy 10th Birthday...

    In July 2018 SpaMedica celebrated ten great years of supporting patients and doing its part to help improve vision for thousands of patients each year.

  • 2018
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    Three new hospitals for 2018...

    Another year of development and growth - with three new hospitals opening, providing cataract surgery, YAG Capsulotomy and AMD treatments for NHS patients.

  • 2018
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    The team hits 200 and is still growing...

    The SpaMedica family of staff welcomes its 200th employee to the team.

  • 2017
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    Sheffield opens as our seventh hospital...

    Our second Yorkshire hospital is opened in Sheffield in October 2017, offering cataract surgery and YAG capsulotomy services for NHS patients.

  • 2017
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    UK's number three ranking...

    SpaMedica is listed as the 3rd largest provider of cataract services in the UK, performing more than 15,000 surgeries per year.

  • 2017
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    A new HQ and hospital in Bolton...

    A new head office and hospital is opened in May 2017 in Bolton’s town centre, offering cataract surgery and YAG capsulotomy services for NHS patients.

  • 2016
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    The team is growing...

    We welcome our 100th employee to the SpaMedica family.

  • 2016
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    Yorkshire welcomes SpaMedica new hospital...

    SpaMedica opens its fifth hospital, its first in Yorkshire, in Wakefield in May 2016, offering cataract surgery and YAG capsulotomy services for NHS patients.

  • 2014
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    We're in the Top 10...

    SpaMedica is included as one of the Top 10 providers for NHS cataract surgery in the UK, performing more than 6,000 surgeries per year.

  • 2014
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    And Liverpool welcomes new patients...

    Our hospital in Pall Mall Medical in the centre of Liverpool is opened for NHS cataract surgery and YAG capsulotomy.

  • 2013
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    The Wirral beckons...

    Our new hospitals in Birkenhead and Newton-le-Willows are opened offering NHS cataract surgery and YAG capsulotomy treatments.

  • 2013
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    1,000 and counting...

    Our thousandth cataract surgery was performed in our Manchester clinic.

  • 2012
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    Our first free transport bus...

    SpaMedica added its first bus and driver to the team, providing patients with a free door-to-door transport service.

  • 2010
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    Our NHS cataract services are launched...

    SpaMedica performs first cataract surgery for NHS patients and introduces new services, including YAG Capsulotomy and AMD treatments.

  • 2008
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    We open our doors...

    SpaMedica was established by Anil Pitalia, our former CEO, originally as an eye and skin treatment centre in Manchester.

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    Our People

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    Vision & Values

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