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244/2019 - The Gibraltar Health Authority enters into Contractual Agreement with Quirónsalud

April 02, 2019

The Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a contractual arrangement with Quirónsalud Group, a leading, private healthcare provider in Spain.

Quirónsalud Healthcare Group is represented by 40,000 professionals providing care in more than 125 centres, including 47 hospitals equipped with around 7,000 beds, offering a wide range of specialist medical care, which include the fields of Oncology, Neurology and Cardiovascular medicine. The group was formed as a result of a merger between Idcsalud and Grupo Hospitalario Quirón. Their core principles are to provide health care, defined by excellence and quality, based on personalisation, warmth and connection with their patients.

This new agreement reinforces the existing relationship between Quirónsalud and the GHA, which presently refer patients for specialised treatments to the group’s various medical centres. This welcome development follows hard on the heels of HM Government of Gibraltar’s recent announcement of the GHA having commenced a contractual relationship with Clínica Universidad de Navarra.

The Managing Director for Quironsalud in Andalusia, Dra. Pilar Serrano, the Managing Director of Hospital Quironsalud Marbella, Dr. Antonio Feria, and the Managing Director of Hospital Quironsalud Campo de Gibraltar, Mr. Manuel Carrillo, attended the signing. The three managers expressed their satisfaction at signing the agreement and for having been given the opportunity to provide GHA patients with quality health care. They said: "We offer the highest quality, comprehensive health care services to our patients, who are at the centre of our practice, and the most recognised and competent professionals provide a broad portfolio of services that work with state-of-the-art technology."

The GHA’s Medical Director, Dr Daniel Cassaglia said: “A vital component of our ongoing work to implement a Clinical Governance framework for the GHA is to have assurance that our healthcare partners in Spain maintain high standards of clinical quality and patient safety. This contract is an essential component of that quality assurance framework.”

The Minister for Health, Care and Justice, the Honourable Neil F. Costa MP said: “I am very pleased that we have secured a contractual relationship with Quirónsalud, a highly renowned healthcare provider. This new agreement further reinforces our professional relationship with the group, which have already provided some of our sponsored patients with specialised medical treatments, applying the latest in technology and research. It is important that we offer our clinicians the very best options, when there is a need to refer our patients to tertiary centres for specialised treatments. As my team and I continue to negotiate with different tertiary providers, I will make the relevant announcements.”