King's expands international development

New projects in India and Dubai

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Following on from the successful opening of King’s College Hospital Clinics in Abu Dhabi last year, King’s College Hospital through its commercial arm KCH Management Ltd., has announced two further international projects, one in Dubai and one in India.


The Dubai programme has been developed in conjunction with Ashmore Group plc, a specialist emerging markets investment management company, and will consist of an 80-100 bed hospital – King’s College Hospital Dubai - and several clinics which will all be fully integrated with King’s College Hospital’s facilities in London. The hospital will be located in the ‘Dubai Hills’ community.

The first of the facilities to open will be a number of clinics towards the end of 2016 and in 2017, in prime locations across Dubai. This will be followed by the multi-specialty King’s College Hospital Dubai scheduled to open in 2018.

The hospital will offer four main specialties - Paediatrics, Endocrinology, Orthopaedics and Obstetrics and Gynaecology - as well as other acute and general medical services. In line with the existing operating model of the Abu Dhabi clinic, all staff and services will be fully integrated with King’s College Hospital London to ensure provision of quality, evidence-based healthcare to UAE and regional consumers, with a significant proportion of experienced clinicians joining King’s College Hospital Dubai from the UK.


In India, King’s has signed a deal with Indo UK Healthcare Private Ltd to create an Indo-UK Institute of Health in New Chandigarh. Backed by £100m of private investment this project is to create a new King’s College Hospital in New Chandigarh. Phase one of the project comprises a 250 bed hospital, trauma centre and day surgery centre. Phase two is planned to expand the hospital to 500 beds.

This is the first of a proposed eleven new Indo-UK Institutes for Health that will be developed across India which, when fully implemented, would amount to a £1bn investment into India’s healthcare system, accompanied by strategic clinical and training partnerships with the UK’s finest NHS organisations, universities and private sector companies.

To this end, the UK and Indian Prime Ministers have announced a Government to Government Implementation Taskforce to help drive forward the delivery of the Indo-UK Institutes for Health and to foster greater collaboration.

Both projects will be delivered by KCH Management Ltd.

Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for Life Sciences George Freeman said of the Indian project: "It's great news that King's College NHS Hospital has agreed to be the strategic clinical partner for the first Indo-UK Institute for Health in New Chandigarh. This £100m collaboration - a world first - is a sign of the huge global export market for the UK Healthcare and Life Sciences sector.

“I would encourage other UK companies, academic institutions and NHS organisations to work with Healthcare UK to engage in the Indo UK Institutes for Health project. As one of the fastest developing economies in the world, with over 1 billion people, India is fast becoming a vast market for UK health services and technology."

Lord Kerslake, Chair of King’s College Hospital London said: “We are extremely proud to announce our plans to expand our overseas development, following on from the successful launch of our clinic in Abu Dhabi last year.

“All our operations in the UAE and in India will be fully integrated with King’s College Hospital London. India and Dubai are very important markets and healthcare destinations and we are excited to be sharing King’s skills and experience in these exciting new international collaborations.“

Notes to editors

Indo UK Healthcare Private ltd is a company set up in India for the project. Indo UK supports and facilitates Healthcare links between the United Kingdom and India. It leads a number of healthcare projects and healthcare work force plans between private and government healthcare organisations and facilitates the development of India -United Kingdom healthcare city projects in India.

KCH Management Ltd is the commercial consultancy, marketing and business Development Company of King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and provides healthcare expertise both in the UK and internationally to Government bodies and the private sector. It acts as the Trust’s operations entity for participation in strategic business alliances.

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