328 people are at risk of losing their jobs at the private hospital in Northern Ireland.
Known for its maternity services, the hospital has been open since 1949. It was bought by Jerry Conlan in 2006 with a 60 million euro loan but later had to be transferred to the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) in 2010. The takeover was an attempt to find a buyer and keep the business viable.
However, due to suffering significant losses since 2010, the hospital had been unable to find a buyer offering an appropriate price. NAMA decided the hospital could no longer continue operating and appointed liquidators, Anne O’Dwyer and Declan Tatite of RSM Farrell Grant Sparks last week.
The hospital has confirmed obstetric patients with upcoming appointments will be ‘fully cared for’ and those with appointments in the future will be transferred to nearby hospitals. Mount Carmel will contact these patients to inform them of the situation.
Patients who wish to contact the hospital should phone 01 408 6966 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.