Our Hospital: History
Westmead Private Hospital was built by Alpha Health Care in 1999. The services provided at Charles Wentworth Private Hospital, Wentworthville (formerly Wentworthville Community Hospital) were transferred across to Westmead Private Hospital in October 2000. In April 2001 Alpha Health Care was purchased by Ramsay Health Care. The hospital is still owned by Ramsay Health Care, a publicly-listed Australian company whose name is synonymous with quality in private health care.
Ramsay Health Care was established in 1964 and has grown to become a global hospital group operating over 100 hospitals and day surgery facilities across Australia, the United Kingdom and Indonesia. Ramsay Health Care is well-respected in the health care industry for operating quality private hospitals and for its excellent record in hospital management and patient care. These features help to attract leading health care practitioners to work in our facilities.
Ramsay Health Care is Australia’s largest private hospital operator and a well-recognised brand in the industry. The Company leads the way in developing the role of private health care in Australia’s balanced health care system. It is also recognised as a leader in teaching and research with an emphasis in its hospitals on both undergraduate and postgraduate training of the future medical and nursing workforce.