Uganda: IMG raises US$6.5m to fund liquidity shortfall

Diversified healthcare operator International Medical Group (IMG), the Ugandan arm of Ciel Healthcare, has raised US$6.5m to finance a potential liquidity shortfall to be...

Bangladesh: AIIB approves US$100m loan for Covid-19 response

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved a US$100m loan which will enable the government of Bangladesh to ramp up its testing, tracing...

Digital health: ensuring your business is investor-ready

The Covid-19 pandemic has put digital healthcare provision centre stage and with it, the potential for increased M&A activity. Jocelyn Ormond, corporate partner at...

Independent hospitals set to bid for up to £10bn worth of NHS contracts

Independent hospital providers are gearing up to bid for £10bn worth of NHS contracts designed to help tackle the waiting list backlog caused by...

Spire expecting pre-tax losses as Covid-19 pandemic dents earnings

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the independent hospital sector is beginning to emerge after one of the UK’s largest groups, Spire Healthcare,...

Independent hospitals agree contract variation with NHSE

The contract between NHS England and independent hospitals will remain in place until at least the end of October but with a phased transition...

IDH confident it can weather Covid-19 storm as it announces solid full year results

Integrated Dental Holdings (IDH) has said it is set to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic in a stronger position after announcing solid earnings growth...

Poland: Infermedica raises US$10.3m in Series A funding

Wroclaw-based AI-based medical platform Infermedica has raised US$10.3m in Series A funding. The investment will be used for platform R&D to further enhance patient triage...

Private pay activity continues to rise as providers open up to self-pay and insured...

Private sector hospital activity continued to bounce back in July as more capacity was made available for the treatment of self-pay and insured patients,...

Israel: Sight Diagnostics raises US$71m Series D funding

Tel Aviv-based diagnostics company Sight Diagnostics has raised US$71m in Series D funding to support the expansion of Sight’s commercial operations globally and to...

Ways to wellbeing

Limited access to healthcare services during Covid-19 lockdown and beyond is driving increased employer interest in online wellbeing products. And as the latest data...

US: Teladoc bets on telemedicine with US$18.5bn acquisition

Telehealth giant Teledoc Health is to acquire online chronic illness manager Livongo Health for US$18.5bn as it bets heavily that the enthusiasm for telemedicine...

Uzbekistan: ADB approves US$100m loan for diagnostics

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a US$100m loan to strengthen Uzbekistan’s resilience to public health emergencies by steadily improving testing, diagnosis, and...

Hong Kong: Ali Health raises US$1.3bn in Hong Kong’s largest healthcare follow-on offering

Alibaba Health Information Technology has raised HK$10bn (US$1.3bn) in an upsized placement on the HKEX. It is Hong Kong's largest follow-on share sale for...

HM meets… Steve Gray

Nuffield Health has been on many journeys over the last decade as it moved from being a hospital provider to a connected health and wellbeing...

Government to rollout rapid coronavirus testing in care homes

Rapid coronavirus tests will be rolled out to care homes, hospitals and laboratories across the UK to increase testing capacity. Two tests – both able...

Germany: Siemens Healthineers to buy Varian for US$16.4bn

Germany’s Siemens Healthineers has said that it will acquire US cancer care specialist Varian for US$16.4bn. Siemens Healthineers will acquire all shares of Varian for...

Switzerland: Zur Rose raises SFr212.6m and acquires TeleClinic

Switzerland’s Zur Rose Group, Europe's largest e-commerce pharmacy and one of the leading medical wholesalers in Switzerland, has acquired Munich-based TeleClinic. Financial terms have not...

View from the peak

With around 200 delegates attending each of the two days, LaingBuisson’s virtual Private Healthcare Summit was the largest gathering of key stakeholders in the sector since...

Wellington Hospital launches Covid-19 rehab service

HCA’s Wellington Hospital in London has launched a post Covid-19 rehabilitation programme providing individually tailored care for patients experiencing long-term symptoms after contracting the...