Netherlands

 

EDG sale “in early stages”

HBI understands that the sale of pan-European and dentist-led European Dental Group (EDG) has begun, and is in its very early stages. 

Buurtzorg expands into nursing homes

Netherlands-based medicalised homecare specialist Buurtzorg is expanding into nursing homes. HBI catches up with a Dutch healthcare expert to find out more.

Dutch labs consolidation hampered by hospital reluctance to outsource

Last month we reported that there is a growth opportunity for bigger and more efficient for-profits in the largely unconsolidated Dutch labs market, as Covid testing winds down and financial pressures return to the sector. But a consultant who has previously run a Dutch hospital lab tells us a major barrier remains: a stubborn reluctance within hospitals to outsource.

EDG for sale, while Dentex sells

As exclusively predicted by HBI at the start of August, pan-European and dentist-led European Dental Group (EDG) is up for sale.

Consolidation opportunity in post-Covid Dutch labs sector

The Netherlands' diagnostic labs sector is being held back by low tariffs, which are resulting in low margins meaning there is little incentive to invest in the sector. HBI speaks to an operator who thinks as Covid support wanes, we may see a lot of consolidation.

Netherlands to end free choice in health care

The Dutch government is seeking to end free choice within health care by removing the obligation on health insurers to reimburse care from any provider. The proposal is part of the cabinet’s plan to shake up the Netherland’s health care system, and will make it much harder for new entrants to compete with established providers. HBI chats with two market experts to find out more.

Orpea selling 32 Dutch nursing homes and paying back €55.8m to French government

Orpea is selling 32 of its nursing homes in The Netherlands to Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance (a REIT) for approximately €125m, as part of the asset disposal part of its plan to clean up its finances. The company, which is also trying to clean up its reputation in light of accusations of malpractice, has agreed to pay back €55.8m to the French government after public investigations following the suggestion it misappropriated public funds.

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