The Emirate of Ajman, United Arab Emirates, has just boosted its commitment to its healthcare sector by signing contracts with GHP of Sweden to manage 2 hospitals and a Diabetes Centre.
GHP is a Swedish healthcare company which provides in patient and out patient medical services in the Nordic countries and recently entered the Middle Eastern market. It has a different, and perhaps unique business model, in that its services focus on a specific patient group leading to increased efficiency, patient safety and higher quality services. The company specialises in specific clinical areas which include Spinal Surgery, Obesity Surgery, General Surgery, Urology, Diabetes and Gastroenterology.
GHP has won the procurement process from the Ministry of Presidential Affairs to run 2 hospitals in Ajman and to continue the management of the diabetes centre which it presently manages (Rashid Centre for Diabetes and Research).
The contract is interesting in that GHP does not take over the costs of hospital day to day running. It receives a management fee contingent upon meeting certain KPIs which include clinical outcomes. The contract stipulates that GHP must recruit a certain number of medical staff with experience working in Sweden. This will create some job opportunities for Scandinavian trained staff working in a previously neglected part of the UAE.