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Civitas signs deals worth more than £85m

Civitas Social Housing plc has bought 19 social housing properties comprising 266 tenancies for £73.5m and exchanged contracts on two further premises for £12.1m. Completion on the second deal, which has 65 tenancies, is expected following works being carried out. The properties in the two deals are in England and Wales...

Profits slide after tough regulatory year for Runwood Homes

Profits slipped at operator Runwood Homes after an ‘unprecedented’ number of inspections and subsequent suspensions were placed on its care homes last year. Its financial...

Retirement communities help residents’ physical and mental health, study reveals

Older people living in retirement communities benefit from improved physical and mental health, a study has revealed. Researchers found that residents living in the communities...

Care Software Providers Association launches

An organisation has been created to promote the use of digital technologies in the social care sector. The Care Software Providers Association will also focus...

Tough trading environment leads to static UK revenue at Tunstall

Challenging trading conditions led to static UK revenue at Tunstall Healthcare Group Ltd but the pipeline for new opportunities remains strong, its financial report has said. Revenue in the UK stood at £67.7m (2017: £67.7m) in the year ended 30 September 2018, with trade helped by its connected care managed...

Lack of workforce plan putting strain on care sector

Care providers should come up with solutions to deal with workforce issues because there is no realistic plan being introduced by government, a report has concluded. The workforce study found the social care sector, which employs 1.47 million people, was facing a staffing crisis with a shortage of half a million...

51% of over 45s believe social care policy is being neglected

More than half (51%) of over 45s think that later life social care policy is being neglected by government because on ongoing Brexit negotiations. A survey of 1,001 people by care finance specialist Just Group found four in 10 (41%) who voted to leave the European Union in the 2016 referendum and two thirds (66%) who chose to remain agreed that Brexit was leading to social care policy being overlooked. Less than one in four (23%) of leave voters and one in 10 (8%) of remainers disagreed. Remain voters are more likely...

Mears remains ‘highly selective’ with care bidding

Care revenue has fallen 13% at Mears Group as the company remains ‘highly selective in bidding’ for new work, while regularly revisiting existing activities. Its care division revenue fell to £116.6m in the year ended 31 December from £134.1m, while operating profit in the segment rose to £3.8m (2017: £500,000). Operating margins rose 3.2% (2017: 0.4%), marginally ahead of expectation, its financial report said. The report said: ‘The performance of the care division over the last 18 months has been pleasing with a return to profitability and margin improvement in line...

Talking therapy in the virtual space

Talking therapy is moving off the couch and into the virtual space and the independent sector is leading the way. Dr Michelle Tempest, partner at health and social care strategy consultancy Candesic looks at mental health policy and examines the emerging market for digital based interventions Every brain is unique...

CCGs restricting access to common elective procedures

Fresh evidence has emerged that CCGs are restricting access to some of the most common elective procedures in a bid to cut costs. Research from the Medical Technology Group (MTG), which campaigns for better access to medical technologies, found that...

BMI to close two hospitals

BMI Healthcare is set to close two of its sites in the next two months due to current and anticipated decline in patient demand. The private hospital group, which was taken under the ownership of its landlords at the end of last year following South African parent company Netcare’s decision to exit the UK market, said it would close the...

Cleveland Clinic London to treat first patients in 2020

Cleveland Clinic London will begin treating its first patients next year after agreeing the lease for an outpatient facility at 24 Portland Place in the Harley Street medical area. The US healthcare giant has signed a 20-year lease with owners, The Howard de Walden Estate, on the 28,000sqft facility, which will offer diagnostics, outpatient appointments and GP services. Dr Brian Donley,...

PHP announces first acquisition following MedicX merger

Primary Health Properties (PHP) has announced its first acquisition following completion of its merger with fellow healthcare REIT MedicX. Under the deal, PHP has contracted to acquire, by way of...

Newcross reports another strong year of growth

Nursing recruitment agency Newcross Healthcare Solutions said 2018 was another year of strong concerted growth as turnover increased by 10% to £116.2m. The company has continued to expand its branches...

Care Fertility reports steep rise in EBITDA

Significant operational improvements and the acquisition of Zita West Clinics have resulted in a sharp rise in EBITDA at Care Fertility Holdings. The company, which has a nationwide network of...

UAE: Saudi German Hospital to open facility in Ajman

Saudi German Hospitals Group is to open a Dhs300m (US$81.7m) healthcare facility in Ajman which will be the biggest in the capital of the emirate of Ajman in the United Arab Emirates. Spanning over 41,062 square meters, the 200-bed hospital will commence operations soon. With 46 OPD clinics and over...

France: Doctolib raises €150m Series E funding

Paris-based e-health company Doctolib has raised €150m (US$170.2m) Series E funding led by global growth equity firm General Atlantic, along with existing investors Eurazeo,...

China: New management team for Concord Medical

Concord Medical Services Holdings, the operator of the largest network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centres in China, has announced three new appointments to the management team: Yaw Kong...

Australia: FIRB rubber stamps Healthscope acquisition

Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) has approved Canadian investment firm Brookfield’s A$4.18bn (US$2.97bn) takeover of Healthscope. The FIRB has approved both the takeover of Australia’s second largest private healthcare...

France: DomusVi initiates exclusive negotiations with Residalya

DomusVi, one of Europe’s leading group in accommodation and services for independent or dependent seniors, has initiated exclusive negotiations to acquire France’s Residalya, the country’s ninth largest player. Residalya is...

Germany: Fresenius appoints new chief medical officer

German healthcare group Fresenius has appointed Frank Maddux to the newly created position of global chief medical officer. “With Dr. Maddux we have a global chief medical officer with a...

Denmark: Liva Healthcare raises €8 million funding

European digital health company Liva Healthcare has raised €8 million from three German venture funds. The three new investors have acquired a significant minority stake in the company. The investment from MIG, Santo Venture Capital and Digital Health Ventures will fund international expansion and to invest in its technology. "We have been very impressed by the proven clinical outcomes and efficiency...

Singapore: Thomson Medical signs MoU with BHI and DFCI

Thomson Medical Group, Singapore’s second largest healthcare group, has signed an MoU with Brigham Health International and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to collaborate on women’s health and oncology. Brigham Health International is an affiliate of Brigham Health, which consists of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organisation. An international leader in basic, clinical and...

France: Cerba extends loan

European clinical pathology and medical laboratory group Cerba HealthCare has increased its covenant-lite term loan by €20m (US$22.6m) to €140 million. The loan is part payment for the group’s acquisition in March last year of acquire French clinical pathology group Bio7 from private investment firm Ardian. IFR Refinitiv reports that the loan was issued at 99.75, the middle of the 99-99.5 guidance. The loan is fungible with Cerba’s €408m term loan B, which priced at 350bp over Euribor and a 0% floor. The deal is due to mature in April 2024. Bookrunner was JP...

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