Circle Reading Hospital
Initially called the “Centres of Clinical Excellence”, Circle was founded in 2004 by a group of doctors and managers who believed in a fresh approach to healthcare. It was initially a partnership where each staff member was empowered and able to make a real difference; with management ideas from other sectors to health. The first hospital was opened in Nottingham in 2008 – a high-volume elective treatment centre; designed, built and commissioned with clinicians and patients' needs in mind. In 2010, Circle built their first private hospital in Bath, with an award-winning building designed by Norman Foster.
Sean O’Leary was involved in the initial discussions and design for the Circle hospital in Reading in 2006 and a member of the ‘Steering / Development’ group. He then served on the hospital’s first Executive Board after the hospital launched in 2012 where he has based his private practice since it opened its doors.
The Circle partnership model was dissolved in 2017 and Sean O’Leary no longer has any commitments to the Circle hospital’s group.