Evolution Healthcare was established in September 2011 by Ben Thynne, Andrew Savage and Dr Richard Grenfell. Evolution began its trans-Tasman journey after it acquired Shellharbour Private Hospital, Sydney Australia and Boulcott Hospital in Wellington, New Zealand the following year. In 2013 Evolution Healthcare opened South Coast Private Hospital in Australia as a dedicated mental health in-patient facility and later that year, acquired Canberra and Waratah Hospitals in Australia.
Our investment in New Zealand grew with the addition of Acurity Health Group in December 2015, which owned and operated Wakefield and Bowen Hospitals in Wellington and Royston Hospital in the Hawkes Bay. Boulcott Hospital was sold to allow the purchase to be completed.
Proactive Health, one of New Zealand’s largest teams of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Medical Specialists, Psychologists, Exercise Physiologists, Nurses and Vocational Consultants, was added to the group in 2017. Evolution Healthcare established a joint venture with Icon Cancer Care in 2017 to open a dedicated Cancer Centre at Bowen Hospital. All but Waratah Private Hospital in Sydney were sold in Australia in that same year.
Today Evolution Healthcare owns and operates five private surgical hospitals including Wakefield and Bowen Hospitals in Wellington, Royston Hospital in Hawke’s Bay and Waratah Private Hospital in Sydney. We also have a partnership in Grace Hospital in Tauranga with Southern Cross Hospitals.
In Auckland, we have investments in Birthcare, our primary maternity facility, Endoscopy Auckland our specialist day hospital service, Re-centre, which is our new mental health clinic in Parnell that opened in 2019, and Proactive Health.