The private hospital, which opened on the Cork Road in 2007, had 11,000 patients in the year to June 2008 and 16,000 patients in the year to June 2009 – a 45 per cent increase. Dermot Ryan, chief financial officer at healthcare group Euro Care International, which owns Whitfield, said the hospital was expected to be loss-making for a number of years after it opened.
Euro Care International, which covers several businesses, had turnover of €70.3 million in the year to the end of June 2008. It lost €1.7million and has total shareholders’ losses of €3.6 million.
Its subsidiaries include Euro Care Health, Euro Care Infrastructure and Whitfield Property Management Company, but it does not file accounts for its individual companies.