Saturday 20 July 2019

Morans' Santry sports clinic plans major expansion to meet demand

Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Ray Moran
Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Ray Moran

Fearghal O'Connor

The Sports Surgery Clinic is planning to build a five-storey extension to its medical facilities at Northwood in Santry in north Dublin as a first phase of a major expansioni.

The new plans to expand the clinic - which specialises in orthopaedic, spinal, sports and exercise-related injuries - will allow it to carry out as many as 40 more operations a day.

The private clinic is often favoured by well-known injured sports stars.

It is seeking permission to add a 1,500 square metre extension that will include two new surgery theatres and four intensive care units.

But the clinic has told planning authorities that it has recently acquired lands directly adjacent to its existing facility, where it is planning a "larger-scale application" as part of a medium and long-term strategy.

The clinic - which opened in 2007 - is part-owned by former Manchester United player and Dublin GAA player Kevin Moran. His brother Ray, also a director of the business, is founder and medical director of the clinic.

In a submission to planning authorities the clinic said that it had "very limited capacity for any further increase in services or patient numbers within the existing facilities".

The extension will also see it add seven new ensuite rooms, as well as new anaesthetic and preparation rooms.

"The opening of SSC in 2007 was a milestone in the provision of high-quality, specialist sports medicine within this country. In the 11 years since then and through a varied economic backdrop a clear understanding of patient requirements and expectations has been garnered," it said.

In 2017 the clinic generated €42.3m in revenues, up 4.6pc, with profit before tax of €4.5m.

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