Patient list will transfer to The Manor Hospital
Nuffield Health is to acquire the BMI Oxford Clinic, which will be relocated to new facilities at The Manor Hospital.
The Clinic currently provides a range of services, including orthopaedic and spine surgery, physiotherapy and a sports injuries clinic.
The agreement proposes that Nuffield Health's Manor Hospital, also based in Headington, a mile from the Clinic, will take over the patient lists, following the transfer of all staff.
The Manor Hospital provides a much wider range of services than the Clinic, including cardiology and oncology. It has six major theatres, an intensive care unit and MRI and CT scanning on site.
A spokesman for BMI Healthcare said that the decision to transfer the clinic was not influenced by a lack of demand in the area.
"As a specialist orthopaedic unit, The Oxford Clinic has and will continue to provide extensive patient care to the people of Oxford," he said. "There is a continuing demand for high quality, private healthcare provision within Oxford."
Duncan Whitwell, consultant orthopaedic surgeon, said: "We believe that this relocation will be a fantastic opportunity to facilitate growth and to further develop the excellent clinical services carried out at The Oxford Clinic."