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Restarting the activity after the lockdown

MAY 2020 – What is the impact of the crisis on the current hospital activity in your country? The Spanish private health sector has lived through three very different scenarios:

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Coronavirus: ASPE proposes economic-financial measures to make health establishments viable

APRIL 2020 – The Spanish private health sector asks the Spanish Government to maintain these measures for two months.

The Spanish Private Health Alliance (ASPE) has proposed to the Government 10 measures to ensure the economic viability of the private health sector, which is currently collaborating with public health authorities in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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First prophylactic gastrectomy with robotic support in the world

JANUARY 2017. The General Surgery Service of the private hospital HM Sanchinarro in Madrid, directed by Dr Yolanda Quijano and Dr Emilio Vicente, have performed two prophylactic gastrectomies with robotic support on September 7. 2016.

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Thousands of British tourists are at risk of having travel insurance policies which only cover public healthcare

NOVEMBER 2019 – Some British companies sell travel insurance policies which include only health services already covered by the British and Spanish state-provided healthcare systems through the European Health Insurance Card, excluding de facto Spanish private hospitals (40 % of hospitals in Spain).

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Iberian Summit of Private Hospitals

JULY 2019. APHP and ASPE challenge Portugal and Spain to put the capacity of private hospitals at the service of the citizens. During the 2nd Iberian Summit of Private Hospitals, which took place on 30 May in Lisbon, the Portuguese Association of Private Hospitals (APHP) and the Spanish Private Health Alliance (ASPE), representing the private hospitals of Portugal and Spain, presented 12 demands for the health sector.

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Vithas private hospital group ready for the summer season

JULY 2019. The Comunidad Valenciana is a big destination for summer vacation. There are lots of people away from their motherland that may need health care while travelling. Taking care of them is a challenge for our hospitals.

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HM Hospitales, a growing private hospital group

MARCH 2019. The HM Hospitales group is one of the leading private healthcare operator in Spain with 15 general hospitals, 21 polyclinics and 4 specialised centres in Oncology, Cardiology, Neurosciences and Fertility, located in Madrid, Barcelona, Galicia, León and Toledo. 4700 professionals work for the group, which offers healthcare excellence in addition to research, education, constant technological innovation and publication of clinical research results.

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Gender Equality: “Knowledge and good management should be your calling card”

MARCH 2019. Media news of June and July were marked by strikes amid public emergency rooms. Doctors and health workers denounced a major congestion of emergency rooms and warned of its consequences over their working conditions and the quality of care for patients.

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Hospitales San Roque, an hospital rooted in its territory

FEBRUARY 2019. Hospitales San Roque (HSR) is a small private hospital group with two hospitals located in the Canary Islands. We are offering a high level of quality of care and the latest Health Reputation Index reflects this. Hospitales San Roque stands out as the “private hospital with the the best reputation” in the Canary Islands and in the top-30 at national level.

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The healthcare private sector is an economic engine

JANUARY 2019. According to the 2019 Global Medical Trends report, the Spanish private healthcare sector will represent 4% of GDP in 2019, 0,5% more than in 2018. According to Cristina Contel, President of the Alliance of Private Health in Spain (ASPE) and UEHP Vice-President, “the private healthcare sector is a key player in Spain…

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ASPE received the New Medical Economics Awards

NOVEMBER 2018. The Spanish Private Health Alliance (Alianza de la Sanidad Privada Española – ASPE) has been distinguished with the New Medical Economics Award, in the category of “Internationalization of Spanish activity”.

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A European giant is born!

DECEMBER 2016. The Spanish largest private hospital group Quironsalud has been acquired by the German group Fresenius Helios, the largest private hospital group in Germany.

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FNCP became ASPE

MAY 2016. The Spanish Private Health Alliance- ASPE, born last May 2016, through the merger by absorption of the National Confederation of Private Clinics and Hospitals, CNCHP, by the Spanish Federation of Private Clinics, FNCP.

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