Ramsay Health Care is a provider of private healthcare in the UK, Australia, France, Indonesia and Malaysia founded by Paul Ramsay. It was established in Sydney, Australia in 1964.[1] The company specialises in surgery, rehabilitation and psychiatric care.


Ramsay Health Care is the largest private provider of hospitals in Australia with more than 100 health facilities in operation.[2] The company is competing for a tender for the design, construction and management of a new 423-bed hospital on Sydney's Northern Beaches with the country's other large private health provider Healthscope.[3] It owns and operates the Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital which was opened on 4 November 2013.[4]


Ramsay Health Care first acquired hospitals in France in 2010 and together with its partner Crédit Agricole Assurances, grew to a total of 40 hospitals across France, before acquiring a controlling interest in the market leader – Générale de Santé and its 75 facilities in 2014[5].

Ramsay Générale de Santé is the largest private hospital group in France with 121 facilities (110 hospitals) making it the market leader in that country.


Paul Ramsay signed a joint venture in March 2013 with Malaysian conglomerate Sime Darby to combine Ramsay’s three Indonesian hospitals with Sime’s three in Malaysia, with plans to expand throughout Southeast Asia.[6]

United Kingdom

Ramsay Health Care UK - a network of 22 private UK hospitals, 9 treatment centres and 3 neurological units, offering a range of treatments from hip replacements to knee replacement surgery and cosmetic surgery to weight loss surgery. It provides a number of Independent sector treatment centres for the English NHS. In 2007, Capio was acquired by Ramsay Health Care.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Philips, Deborah; Garry Whannel (2013). The Trojan Horse: The Growth of Commercial Sponsorship. A&C Black. pp. 247–248. ISBN 1472508386. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Buckis, Claire (2005). Nursing: NSW/ACT. Career FAQs. p. 24. ISBN 1921106093. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Ramsay lines up against Healthscope". Sidney Morning Herald. 14 January 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "About Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital". Ramsay Health Care. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Jacquin, Jean-Baptiste (2014-06-11). "La Générale de santé passe sous contrôle australien pour 945 millions d'euros". Le Monde.fr (in French). ISSN 1950-6244. Retrieved 2018-01-18. 
  6. ^ "Aussie Entrepreneurs Love The Lure Of Asia's Thriving Middle Class". Forbes Asia. 29 January 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 

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