In June 2013, Ramsay Santé purchased Clinique de l’Union in Toulouse. This 500+ bed hospital is regularly rated in the top 3 hospitals in France. At this time the Company owned 10 hospitals in France.
In July 2013, Ramsay Health Care entered a Joint Venture arrangement with Malaysian multinational conglomerate Sime Darby Berhad. The new joint venture combined Sime Darby’s portfolio of healthcare assets in Malaysia (three hospitals and a nursing and health sciences college) with Ramsay’s three Indonesian hospitals, under a new jointly owned company, Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care Sdn Bhd. The deal marked Ramsay’s first step into Asia since acquiring its Indonesian hospitals in 2005. The new joint venture is expected to provide a platform for further acquisition in the Asian health care sector.
In November 2013, the Australian division of Ramsay Health Care opened the Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital – Ramsay Health Care’s first new built hospital since it opened North Shore Private Hospital in 1997. The 200 bed Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital treats private and public patients under a five year agreement with Queensland Health.
In December 2013, Ramsay Santé finalised the acquisition of Medipsy, a psychiatric hospital group, from Générale de Santé. Medispy was a leading operator of private psychiatric hospitals in France with 30 hospitals and more than 2600 beds. Following the finalisation of this deal, Ramsay Santé operates 40 hospitals in France and is the third largest independent operator of hospitals in that country.