News

Spire shares fall as Mediclinic refuses to up bid

South African group Mediclinic has decided not to up its cash and paper offer which values UK hospital group Spire at circa 315.5p. Shares in Spire slumped on the news.  Meanwhile further bad news emerged at Netcare and Tenet on the struggling UK private hospital sector. [+]

Insight & Interviews

Interview: Klodian Allajbeu, CEO of American Hospital, Albania

American Hospital in Albania has five hospitals, a medical centre and a lab. Set up in 2006, it focussed initially on stemming the tide of private patients going abroad for treatment, not on the difficult task of trying to prize money from a public purse that was being spent almost exclusively on public hospitals. That may soon change, however. Healthcare Nova speaks to CEO Klodian Allajbeau to find out more. [+]

Reports

Real solutions for retention and recruitment

Recruitment, retention and training are now the primary challenges for the healthcare services industry. The obvious solution to keeping staff - paying more – is no longer working. Private operators around the world are now fishing in a global market that's short of 15m healthcare workers. So what practical solutions are operators putting into force and what really works? We talk to 25 operators from across the world. [+]
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News

Egyptian property developer launches new medical park near Cairo

Egyptian property developer Redcon is to build a medical park near the capital city Cairo following a flurry of foreign interest in the country over the past year. [+]

Insight & Interviews

Interview: Anuj Arenja, CEO, QI Spine Clinic

An increasingly sedentary lifestyle in India is creating patients with more back and neck problems. Healthcare Nova speaks to Anuj Arenja, CEO of Indian spinal care chain QI Spine Clinic. He thinks he has a non-surgical answer, and is making £150m plans to more than quadruple his business over the next four years with expansion at home and abroad.  [+]

Reports

For-profit medical education – a survey

Public sector education is failing to build the nursing and doctor capacity that is needed around the world.  We talk to academic Kevin Kinser at PennState University in the USA who specialises in tracking the for-profit tertiary education sector about the sector in general and about healthcare specifically.  This is part of a series of articles on medical training and the private sector.  [+]
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