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National Care Forum calls for MPs to reject report findings

The National Care Forum (NCF) wants findings in a Public Health England report to be rejected after Matt Hancock continued to quote them during his evidence session to a joint select committee. The document, which was published last month, looks at whether the infection of people with Covid-19 in care...

The road that lies ahead

Jacqueline Rédarès, senior associate, and Lukas Rootman, partner, at CMS examine issues of health and wellbeing, building and fire safety, and other regulatory risks Managing health, safety and wellbeing in the care sector has always had its challenges. Never more so than over the last 18 months, as a result...

Radis Community Care strengthens management team

Radis Community Care has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Nicola Dale as its head of nursing. Dale, who has experience in complex care and nursing practice, will be responsible for overseeing and developing complex care services. The services offer clients clinical care within their own homes and...

Korian’s £200m bond to acquire and develop UK healthcare real estate

Proceeds of Korian’s £200m green bond will be used to mainly upgrade, acquire and develop healthcare real estate properties in the UK. As reported in HMi, the European operator of social and healthcare infrastructure issued its first unrated non-convertible perpetual green bond transaction paying a 4.125% coupon and callable in June 2024. Korian aims to further increase the share of real estate it owns, which could reach €4bn (£3.5m) by the end 2023. It said the strategy provided it with operational flexibility, maximising performance and generating extra returns through property development...

Occupancy dented at Maria Mallaband and Countrywide

Occupancy at Maria Mallaband Care Group fell to 76% during the pandemic from an average of 84% before Covid-19. It has ‘recovered slightly’ to around 80%, its financial report for the year ended 30 April 2020 said. ‘In addition to the significant reduction in occupancy levels and the consequential financial impact on the group there has also been an increase in Covid-19-related employee sickness and isolation costs as well as higher costs incurred for personal protective equipment and infection control related costs,’ the report said. The accounts said ‘significant’ government funding had...

Politics over policy?

Tim Read, director, UK and Europe Advisory Services at Marwood Group, takes a look at the government’s agenda for the year ahead – and perhaps beyond The Queen’s Speech represents the formal state opening of Parliament – that strange and archaic show of pageantry where the Queen announces her government’s...

Numbers waiting for routine orthopaedic procedures spiral

NHS waiting lists for orthopaedic procedures have seen the biggest rise of all specialties as the latest figures from NHS England (NHSE) show the number of patients waiting for routine surgery grew to 5.12 million by the end of...

Waterland hires Bevan to head up new London office

Waterland Private Equity has hired Oli Bevan as managing director as it looks to deepen its presence across the UK. The move coincides with the formal opening of its new London office – Waterland’s eleventh international opening since launching its first UK office in 2017 and follows its acquisition of Priory Group at the end of last year. Previously a partner...

Spire investor Fidelity set to reject Ramsay takeover bid

A number of Spire shareholders could be set to reject Ramsay Health Care’s £1bn takeover bid after institutional investor Fidelity International said the 240p per share offer materially undervalued the business, according to reports in Sky News. Speaking to the news outlet, Fidelity Special Situations Fund manager Alex Wright said the investor would not be ‘accepting the bid at this...

Leadership criticised at Priory Group hospital

The CQC has criticised the leadership at a Priory Group-operated neurobehavioral rehabilitation hospital in Leicestershire after it found a ‘negative culture’ had compromised patient safety. Inspectors said managers at the...

New chief executive at MDU

Medical defence organisation the Medical Defence Union (MDU) has announced the appointment of Dr Matthew Lee as chief executive. Lee will take over from Dr Christine Tomkins, who is...

HCA robotics surgeon first to be trained entirely in independent sector

HCA Healthcare UK has become the first hospital group in the UK to train a robotic surgeon entirely in the independent sector. Consultant gynaecologist Denis Tsepov took part in a...

InDepth: Mansfield Advisors examine the fractured market of Diagnostics and Teleradiology

Improved broadband quality resulted in remote working becoming the norm for the radiology sector even before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. The symbiotic relationship between on-site scanning and third-party image interpretation leaves the sector ripe for omnichannel vertical integration. The diagnostic imaging market may be heading in the...

Spain: Cofinimmo continues Spain build-out with new care and nursing home in Palma de Mallorca

Healthcare focused Belgian real estate company, Cofinimmo, has acquired a plot of land in Palma de Mallorca, Spain and has plans to build a new nursing and care home on the site at a total cost of approximately €14m (US$17m). The site is pre-let to operator Clece. Works on the project, which will have a total surface area of over 7,000 square metres and will offer 157 beds, are expected to start this month, with delivery of the nursing and care home scheduled for the second quarter of 2023. A...

Digital marketing for Iran’s health tourism

Before 2016, hospitals in Iran did not use multilingual websites to promote their services to international patients.  New research on Iran’s health tourism market, combining analysis of 23 hospital websites, five leading facilitator companies and a survey of 80 patients in a Tehran hospital in 2019, has demonstrated a clear...

Presenting Croatia as a safe destination

Croatia is ready to welcome foreign tourists, health tourists and medical tourists. Its “Trust me, I’ve been there” promotional campaign aims to attract tourists and present the country as a safe destination. “Trust me, I’ve been there”, was created by the Croatian National Tourist Board (CNTB), and is tailored to target specific countries: Austria Czech Republic France Germany Hungary Italy Netherlands Poland Russia Slovakia Slovenia UK To reflect the interests of each country, the campaign will depict the favourite destinations, activities, and products of each target market.  For example, it seeks...

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