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

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Dr. Paul Garassus, the new president of the board

Paul GARASSUS (MD) is the new elected President of the UEHP. His contribution will be centred on social and economic reforms in EU 28, quality and risk management, patient involvement concerning information and mobility in Europe, and strategic investment in healthcare sector. Previously member of the board UEHP as French delegate, his experience concerned Health Economics reforms as Vice President of the French Health Economics Society (SFES) since 2008 and then General Secretary in 2013. President of the Scientific Council of BAQIMEHP (BAQIMEHP is a structure of professional formation and analysis for the private sector of French hospitalisation), he contributed to personal development and risk management formation to health care professionals. Experienced in meetings on healthcare innovation and management, quality and technology assessment, he is involved in professional formation in Business School and University. His function will be dedicated to specific implication of hospital private sector in health care reforms following financial crisis in Europe, relationship with patients and health professionals, and direct collaboration with DG SANTE. The core message concerns the development of private hospitals following recommendations on effective ways of investing in health, for the best quality of care dedicated to European citizens by a very competitive sector.


2nd European Congress: Modernization of Healthcare Systems

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UEHP International Congress on the Modernization of Healthcare Systems and Health Sustainability
17-18 September Milan

Welfare and social protection are supreme European values. Europe is a great opportunity for citizens, ensuring a high level of health protection. Due to the global economic crisis and lately the immigration issue, we are facing severe challenges if these values are to be maintained.


"Health 2015: God willing..."


In the times of memorandum, if someone has the misfortune to become ill and chooses the public health system for the restoration of their health, coming to the Emergency Room of a hospital on duty, they will find that they have to wait for hours until it is their turn to be examined, regardless of their situation or the gravity of their problem, and if nothing more serious happens while they are waiting for their turn, then they should wait again in order to undergo the necessary diagnostic tests, if of course the machines aren’t out of order, and of course, if they need to be hospitalized, then a corridor will be “willing” to accommodate them. Situations of a Third World country, but true nevertheless.