UK private hospital nationalised

Bath NHS Foundation Trust has acquired the local hospital of for-profit operator Circle Health, completing a disposal process ordered by competition authorities following Circle's acquisition of competitor BMI Healthcare. Could this be a sign of things to come? 

Public health services in Helsinki outsourced to Mehiläinen

Finnish outpatient and occupational healthcare specialist Mehiläinen has been chosen as a provider of public primary health services in Helsinki. This is the first time that public care outsourcing has happened in the capital, Markku Näreneva, Mehiläinen's Director of Public Health Services tells HBI.

Icade Santé plans IPO as REITs bulk up healthcare

Icade will separately list its healthcare division Icade Santé on the Euronext by the end of this year, becoming Europe's largest healthcare-only REITs. The news comes as Aedifica singles out healthcare as the main spending target of a new €287m raise.

Europe’s drive to outpatient surgery: An analysis

The Nordics and UK lead Europe in the move to day-case and outpatient surgery but France is catching up fast, having quadrupled its own outpatient surgery proportion in the past decade, HBI analysis of OECD data shows. The analysis of 17 procedures across 22 countries confirms much of the past anecdotal evidence on the for-profit sector in each country.

Hancock’s perilous position a problem for the NHS

The future of the UK NHS is changing according to the recent White Paper and Queen's Speech - we're moving towards collaboration not competition and a Secretary of State for Health with wider powers. But current incumbent Matt Hancock's reputation is damaged and his political capital on the wane. HBI heard at a Kings Fund digital event that this could prove a problem for the NHS.

Billions set to be written off as creditors take charge of NMC

NMC's creditors are now in the driving seat, after a take-it-or-leave it ultimatum from joint administrators Alvarez and Marsal left them with little option other than to accept a financial restructuring plan which wipes out billions of dollars owed to them, in return for ownership of the business.

Market welcomes strong Q4 for Max, despite Covid-related revenue drop in FY21

The market welcomed a strong Q4 performance from India's second-largest for-profit hospital chain by revenue, Max Healthcare, last week. Record-breaking Q4 EBITDA appears to have offset any potential market concerns that could have arisen from reporting a drop in revenue, and a resurgence of COVID, especially around the capital.

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