Past Turnaround Transformations
In 1999 Dr Chai Patel CBE FRCP acquired Westminster Health Care, the largest publicly-quoted healthcare services group in the UK and became its chief executive. Through successful rationalisation and re-focusing, Chai transformed Westminster Health Care into one of the top providers of mental health services and specialist education.
Priory Group was acquired by Dr Chai Patel in 2000 and became part of Westminster Health Care. He designed and executed a focused strategy that helped turn the Priory from a small group of addiction rehabilitation hospitals into a national provider of a broad range of mental health services. Chai sold on the care home division of Westminster Health Care in April 2002 and continued on as chief executive of the Priory Group until 2005 when he successful sold the business.