Kingdom merger will create specialised healthcare business across north

Two providers come together to form single business with 500 employees

Kingdom Healthcare
Kingdom Healthcare and Kingdom Medical have united to become Kingdom Healthcare

Two of the north’s leading providers in the healthcare industry are to merge to form a single operator collectively employing more than 500 direct and external employees.

Kingdom Healthcare and Kingdom Medical have united to become Kingdom Healthcare.

Directly employing 310 staff and with an additional 200 external front-line workers in Northern Ireland, the merger marks a significant step forward in enhancing the quality of services provided, expanding Kingdom’s presence in the healthcare sector, whilst keeping existing services running smoothly during this transition.

As part of the wider £250m turnover Kingdom Services Group, the merger enables both parts of Kingdom to streamline their strengths, resources, and expertise to better serve clients and communities.

Bal Sohal, chief operating officer of Kingdom Healthcare, said: “This merger means we will continue to grow as a company, meeting the evolving needs of our clients and providing the highest quality service.”

Jay Thinsa, the new director of service for Kingdom Healthcare, added: “Both Kingdom Healthcare and Medical have a commitment to excellence and are dedicated to offering high-quality and compassionate health support. This merger means all our colleagues can better work towards this shared goal.”

Niamh Conaty will become operations director of Kingdom Healthcare in Northern Ireland, while Kim Flora will become operations director of Kingdom Healthcare for England, Scotland, and Wales.

Their appointments are seen as reflecting the strong position the business holds in Northern Ireland with offices in Downpatrick and Lurgan, and across UK.

Niamh said: “We are strengthening our ties with the local community in Northern Ireland and continuing to provide that high quality service. The merger will enable us to continue to transform the healthcare staffing industry in Northern Ireland.”

Kim added: “The merger will allow us to build on our existing strong internal team and push our growth aspirations”.

The merged Kingdom Healthcare business provides nationwide compassionate and tailored home care solutions and healthcare professionals including nurses, care staff and allied health professionals to healthcare organisations such as NHS Trusts and private sector.

Kingdom Services Group is a £250m turnover business and employs 10,500 permanent and temporary people.

Its National Support and Command Centre is situated in Merseyside and it has a network of offices spanning Edinburgh, Glasgow, Birmingham, London and Belfast, as well as having a significant presence in India.