Our mission

The purpose of the UEHP is to defend and represent the independent hospitals in Europe, to generate the political and economic conditions aiming to improve the independent initiative in the health field. Moreover UEHP studies and creates better conditions for the smooth management of independent hospitals. The priority of the UEHP is to promote high quality healthcare focused on the patient. The UEHP has as its objectives all matters related to the EU and particularly:
  • To co-ordinate initiatives for the free establishment of independent healthcare facilities in the Common Market, as well as the promotion of the internal market in the field of healthcare;
  • The study of conditions for participation of independent hospitals in the social hospital service in the countries of the European Union

Editorial

President's Message

01.07.2016
At a time where political Europe is disintegrating, the Europe of private hospitalisation is beginning to organise itself

The mandate of the UEHP is clear. First of all, to promote private hospitals in Europe; a health care alternative that has become indispensable. In addition, private hospitals present a service that is complementary to the public hospitals system and thus helps to maintain healthy competition, which can only be beneficial to the patient. Finally, private hospitals show that it is possible to spend efficiently on care and at the same time, to offer effective quality of care.

The approach of the UEHP is so defensive because it is our responsibility to defend the views and interests of our members, the federations representing private hospitals in the member states of the EU.

The UEHP has always defended a European health care system model, a competitive situation between the public and private sectors, respecting common and shared rules, using resources rationally and productively, responding quickly to demand and constantly seeking to achieve quality and patient safety.

The guidelines of the UEHP conform to the priorities of the European institutions with a particular focus on the three main objectives for European health systems, specified in the joint declaration of the Ministers of Health of the member states of the EU, later transposed by the European Council: equality of access, quality of care and the sustainability of health systems.

If health is a national issue, Europe will have its say. Europe's health is moving and we have to be engine!

Dr. Paul Garassus
UEHP President

Dr Paul Garassus is also President of the French Health Economics Society (SFES); General Secretary and President of the Scientific Council of BAQIMEHP; involved in professional training at Business School and University.

 

27.07.2016

New UEHP Secretary General


As from July, 18 2016 Ms Ilaria GIANNICO has assumed her responsibilities as new UEHP Secretary General.

She was recruited by the UEHP Board, and will coordinate our works and support communication.

We express all our gratitude for her acceptance for this important mission and we ask all our members and European partners to welcome her.

Dr. Paul GARASSUS, UEHP President

Graduated in Italy and trained at international level, Ms Ilaria Giannico holds an Advanced Master in Interdisciplinary Analysis of European Construction and she speaks four languages.

Ms Ilaria Giannico is experienced in EU Affairs and EU funding programmes. Her professional background includes the collaboration with the Belgian-Italian Chamber of Commerce and the activity at Confindustria Delegation to the EU, working in close relationship with the EU institutions.

Contact details:
Tel. +32 2 2861237 
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Skype : sg.uehp

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June 2016

At a time where political Europe is disintegrating, the Europe of private hospitalisation is beginning to organise itself.
The mandate of the UEHP is clear. First of all, to promote private hospitals in Europe; a health care alternative that has become indispensable. In addition, private hospitals present a service that is complementary to the public hospitals system and thus helps to maintain healthy competition, which can only be beneficial to the patient. Finally, private hospitals
show that it is possible to spend efficiently on care and at the same time, to offer effective quality of care.

Members News

June 2016

German Association of Private Clinics

THE BDPK IS SUING THE DISTRICT OF CALW FOR SUBSIDISING A LOCAL HOSPITAL

The BDPK (German Association of Private Clinics) is suing the District of Calw for subsidising local clinics with taxpayers' money. In some German cities, losses made by public hospitals are made good with taxpayers' money. Subsidising only municipal clinics with taxpayers' money is unfair.It discriminates against all other hospitals in the vicinity that are operated by private companies, non-profit organisations or churches. This has led to the Federal Association of German Private Clinics suing the District of Calw, which has paid out more than 10 million Euros in subsidies to the municipal hospitals run by Calw GmbH, over many years, to refrain from balancing out these deficits.