Reducing Romania’s outbound medical travel

Romanian healthcare services provider, Provita Group,  plans to open a multi-disciplinary hospital in Bucharest, in which it will invest €12 million (US$14.5 million) at the beginning of 2022. It states the hospital will help to reduce outbound medical travel from the country, particularly for cancer treatment.

The hospital will have 110 beds, seven operating rooms and an oncology centre. Most of the financing for the project will be the group’s own funds, while local lender Banca Transilvania S.A. will provide the rest.

The new unit will include the only oncology centre in Central and Eastern Europe, where interventional pain therapy is integrated into the patient’s treatment plan.

The building is part of the office project, Iride Park, located in Bucharest’s Dimitrie Pompeiu area. The work began in May, and the hospital will be operational at the beginning of 2022.

Provita Group operates four clinics, a medical centre, a laboratory and a wellness centre in Bucharest.

Provita Group was founded by Romanian doctor Ovidiu Paleat, who says; “We want medical tourism to become a thing of the past for Romanian patients. Through this investment, we will offer a complex one-stop multi-disciplinary hospital, which will cover a wide range of medical and surgical specialities and will provide integrated medical services.”