European Union of Private Hospitals

February 2021 – A new UEHP Board

A new UEHP Board 

It is a great pleasure to present, in this edition, the newly elected Board that I have the honour to preside. It is, for me, a fourth mandate as UEHP President and I could not be more humbled by the trust placed in me. During these challenging times, it is a privilege to work with such an outstanding team. A team eager to work with two Vice Presidents, Oscar Gaspar, President of the Portuguese Association of Private Hospitals (APHP) and Jens Wernick, from BPDK, the German member federation, a Lawyer and health system specialist. For this mandate the Board also welcomes new members: Piotr Gerber (Poland), Cristian Hotoboc (Romania), Stefan Günther (Austria) and Kostas Stergiopoulos (Greece).

The challenge is to support efforts towards the COVID-19 crisis by sharing best practices in EU27 regarding hospital cooperation. All our efforts are oriented towards the severe medical conditions in ICUs. The private hospital sector is also a collaborating partner in the vaccination process. The Europe of Health is becoming a reality.
I would like to quote Mario Draghi, Italy´s new Prime Minister and former ECB President who recently said: “Outside of Europe there is less Italy” and “there is no sovereignty in solitude.” It is true that his words concerned his own Nation, but it applies equally well to all of us. In EU we trust!

Dr Paul Garassus
President of UEHP

Read the full February 2021 Newsletter here