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Acquisitions help drive up results at City and County Healthcare

Expansion of City and County Healthcare’s homecare and complex care offerings helped drive up turnover and EBITDA at the provider. Acquisitions helped generate £22.9m of turnover and contributed £2.9m to its operating profit, its latest financial report for the year ended 31 March 2022 showed. In the year, it bought Care...

Shaw healthcare appoints Abigail Katsande to senior role

Abigail Katsande has joined Shaw healthcare as regional operations director, with responsibility for overseeing care at the provider’s 37 homes in Wales, South West, and West Midlands. Katsande, who has more than 25 years’ experience in the health and care sector, has managerial and clinical experience, including roles as director...

Excelcare ‘on the front foot’ to meet local demand

Positive relationships with local authorities helped Excelcare post strong occupancy rates across its subsidiary businesses, helping grow revenue. Across its subsidiaries, which operate care homes and deliver homecare, revenue for the financial year ended 31 March 2022, reached £92.5m (2021: £90.6m), with LaingBuisson data showing growing EBITDAR across most of...

Athena Care Homes recruits Richard Shaw to lead estates team

Richard Shaw has joined Athena Care Homes as project manager to lead the estates team as part of the provider’s growth strategy. He will be overseeing larger refurbishment projects, helping with service contracts, tenders, and capital expenditure schemes as well as expansion developments. Shaw qualified as a building surveyor 25 years ago and has experience working for both care providers and construction companies. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the healthcare sector, working in property and estates manager roles. He has previously worked for Caring Homes Group, Care UK...

CareLineLive’s growing partnership with NHS trust helps free up beds

Homecare management software provider CareLineLive has expanded its partnership with Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust (MSEFT), helping to free up hospital beds for patients waiting for social care packages. In 2021, during the pandemic, the trust partnered with CareLineLive, which digitises operations such as rostering, client visits and cuts out paper-based administration, to help scale up its bridging service. This service provides short-term homecare to patients leaving hospital, while waiting for the local authority to commission a longer, more sustainable care package. This resulted in over 11,000 bed...

Eye Hospitals Group moves back into profit

The Eye Hospitals Group, which trades as Ultralase and Optimax, has moved back into profit following an 18-month period where it suffered from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The business, which specialises in laser eye surgery, reported turnover of £14.4m for the year ended 31 June 2021 against £21m for the 18...

Nilesh Pandya appointed CEO at {my}dentist

Nilesh Pandya has been appointed CEO of {my}dentist. Pandya, who is currently deputy chief executive, will replace current CEO Tom Riall on 1 April. After six years as CEO, Riall will move on to become executive chairman, leading the dentistry group’s...

New study will examine safety and quality across independent and NHS hospitals

Researchers from the universities of York and Manchester are embarking on a new study into the quality and safety of patient care in NHS and independent sector hospitals. Building on the Acute Data Alignment Programme (ADAPt), the study will be the first in-depth look at how the sectors have changed since the Covid-19 pandemic. ‘This project will be the first major...

What’s in store for independent healthcare in 2023?

Despite the economic and political upheavals of 2022, IHPN’s Annual Industry Barometer showed its members remain positive about the prospects for independent healthcare 2022 proved to be quite the tumultuous year for the health service, not least with the chaotic political landscape resulting in three different Health Secretaries in the space of just a few months (and the current incumbent...

Lenders continue to support New Victoria despite ongoing challenges

The trustees of The Victoria Foundation, which operates the New Victoria Hospital in Kingston upon Thames, have said the hospital remains a going concern despite continued financial difficulties. The charitable hospital reported...

Mayo’s London flagship confident of continued support despite losses

London’s Mayo Clinic Healthcare LLP has said it remains confident it will continue to receive support from its US parent after racking up total losses of £46m in FY21. Originally...

Disabilities Trust starts work on new York site

Construction has started on a new specialist brain injury hospital in York operated by The Disabilities Trust. The 5,000m2 facility will replace the Trust’s existing site in the city -...

Netherlands: Avania expands expertise in pre-clinical, clinical and regulatory consulting space with Maxis acquisition

Avania, a medical technology CRO, has acquired Maxis, a medical technology development service provider with expertise in pre-clinical engineering, design validation and verification, regulatory affairs, field clinical services, and trial management. Maxis has offices in California, and Frankfurt. “This acquisition strengthens our position as the leading MedTech focused CRO,” said...

Sweden: Vitrolife finds CEO replacement in Bronwyn Brophy

Vitrolife, a Gothenburg-based provider of medical devices and genetic services improving the outcome of fertility treatment, has settled on Bronwyn Brophy as successor to Thomas Axelsson who announced his decision to step down from the CEO position in September 2022. Brophy will join the company on August 1. Brophy, an Irish national, has experience leading global Life science and Medtech businesses, such as Thermo Fisher Scientific, Medtronic and Johnson & Johnson. In Thermo Fischer, Brophy most recently was head of the Immunodiagnostics Division globally and before that served as president...

What has politics got to do with medical tourism?

“Politics has nothing to do with medical tourism” is often the view of medical tourism organisations globally and nationally. But nothing exists in a vacuum so medical tourism needs to grasp what is happening and why, says IMTJ analyst Ian Youngman. To name a few current politically-driven influences on medical...

Expo in Germany promotes Turkey healthcare

The recent Berlin Health Tourism Expo heavily featured hospitals and clinics from Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Held on January 16 - 17, the Expo aimed to create networking opportunities between Turkish hospitals and clinics, health tourism agencies, and German medical tourism agencies, tourism agencies, health institutions, insurance companies, doctors, health sector investors and general public visitors within medical tourism. Near East University Hospital represented the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) at the Expo.  Other hospitals in the TRNC include Kyrenia Hospital, Near East University Dental Hospital,...

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