European Union of Private Hospitals


“La rentrée”

After a hot summer and family time, we are now in a «wait and see» approach amid warnings of a second wave of COVID-19. What did we learn so far?

First, the clusters were not national but regional and the solution is no longer a complete Member State lockdown but instead the implementation of mobility limitation between regions.
The second lesson is that, if a second crisis occurs, the EU could be a solution by providing hospitalization capacity for saturated local healthcare systems.

This prospect was considered during our discussion with top-level managers of big hospital groups who embraced this possibility, observing that, at the height of the pandemic, some hospitals were empty while others were overwhelmed. The right repartition of bed occupation according to a European mapping (and not national) could be the key.

We must remain careful while no vaccine is yet available and personal protection is our only safety solution. But do not forget the power of EU27 as a real safety zone for all European citizens with the full implication of the private hospital sector that UEHP represents. And Thursday 17 September the Patient Safety Day is an important event reflecting our every day work, UEHP supports this international event led by WHO.

Dr Paul Garassus
President of UEHP

Read the full September 2020 newsletter here


Previous newsletters

July 2020 – EU does not crack under pressure

June 2020 – A higher priority for health

May 2020 – A crash test for Europe

April 2020 – Where is the EU?

March 2020 – United against COVID-19

February 2020 – UEHP members partners of health 

January 2020 –  European Solidarity for 2020

November 2019 – Cybersecurity once again

October 2019 – A cartography of European private hospitals

September 2019 – The EU of Health ar work with UEHP

July 2019 – Magnet Hospitals

June 2019 – We are the future of care

May 2019 – Awareness facing uncertainty

April 2019 – Health is a European priority!

March 2019 – UEHP supports gender equality

February 2019 – Health must be a priority

January 2019 – 2019 will be a European year!

December 2018 – The power of commitment

November 2018 – Let’s build the future together

October 2018 –  Economics matters!

September 2018 –  Get stronger

July 2018 – United in performance

June 2018 – A strong private sector

May 2018 – Go green !

April 2018 – Performance and quality of care, European private hospitals are not “flying blind”

March 2018 – International Women’s Day Gender equity in healthcare management

February 2018 – Healthcare – Quality and patient-focused

November 2017 – Facts ! UEHP Factbook to attest the place of private hospitals in Europe

October 2017 – UEHP FACTBOOK ! Meeting at the EU Parliament for its official presentation!

June 2017 – So hot! But Private Hospitals at work during summer time

May 2017 – A green and sustainable future

April 2017 – From Rome to all European Citizens

March 2017 – International Women’s Day – UEHP Ladies first!

February 2017 – A wide, wide Europe

January 2017 – Happy new year?

December 2016 – A full partner of change

October 2016 – “Smart Hospitals” Challenge the future : how UEHP is driving the change