Alpha Hospital Group is a private provider of mental health care in England, launched in 2002 by Patricia Hodgkinson, former chief executive of the Florence Nightingale Hospitals Group.
Khalid Hameed, Baron Hameed is chairman of the company. It has 3 low to medium secure mental health facilities in Bury, Sheffield and Woking with more than 300 beds in total and employs more than 1,000 staff. In August 2015 the company was bought by Cygnet Health Care for £95 million.
It was alleged by The Daily Telegraph that Sudhir Choudhrie, one of the biggest donors to the Liberal Democrats was denied a peerage because of concerns about the treatment of patients by the group. Choudhrie owned C&C Alpha Group, which owned both the Alpha Hospital Group and Alpha Care Homes. The Care Quality Commission inspected the hospital in Woking in February 2013 and found it had failed eight of the nine “essential standards”. In 2011 the hospital in Sheffield was said not to have sufficient numbers of the right staff. The company responded by saying "Sudhir Choudhrie does not run or manage Alpha Healthcare or Alpha Hospitals. He retired from being a director of both companies in 2007".