Denmark plans hospital outsourcing hike – and tariff cuts

The Danish government has set out plans to increase its use of the private hospital sector. Those plans will see for-profit operators allowed to treat publicly-funded patients more, but also include significant tariff cuts.

TFP up for sale

HBI hears UK-based pan-European fertility group TFP is up for sale, and speaks to two well-placed sources to find out more.

Nordic PMI grows in tandem with waiting lists

Private medical insurance (PMI) plans are on the increase in the Nordic nations, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. Longer public health waiting times and incentives in employment contracts are the main reasons. HBI investigates.

Reforms enable Ambea to raise its social care presence in Denmark

Ambea Group, a major quoted Scandinavian care provider, has been actively buying social care companies in Denmark. We look at why Ambea has been buying in a country which has a history of hostility to for-profit health care and now has a leftist, Social Democrat government.

Ramsay makes eye-watering bid for GHP

Ramsay Santé, the European branch of multinational hospital giant Ramsay Healthcare, has made a bid for listed Swedish specialty care provider GHP Specialty Care.

Clinisys merger creates global player as public labs lag behind in automation

Clinisys claims to have created the world’s largest player in lab information management and lab order comms and results software with a three-way merger which creates a platform across diagnostics and environmental tests. So how does CEO, Michael Simpson, see software changing the sector over the next 3-5 years? And what does an independent consultant with many years experience in the field think about the sector and its growth?

Virtus takeover could lead to M&A push in Europe

Australia-based listed fertility specialist Virtus Health, which also has a footprint in Ireland, Denmark, the UK and Singapore, is the subject of a takeover bid. HBI speaks to an operator source to find out more about the prospects of one of the largest international fertility groups delisting.

Not-for-profits dominate Europe’s adult care

Adult social care, a major sector in the UK and Nordics in particular, has traditionally been dominated by the not-for-profit sector in Europe. In this week's infographic, we look at the for-profit, not-for-profit/public split across select countries in Europe.

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