British organisations signed deals worth more than £250 million during the largest ever healthcare trade mission to China.
30 UK organisations participated in the largest ever healthcare mission to China, visiting Hangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Hong Kong.
The mission was timed to coincide with the UK-China High Level People to People Dialogue (P2P) in Shanghai co-chaired by Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP and Chinese Vice Premier, Liu Yandong.
During the mission, Healthcare UK renewed its Memorandum of Understanding with Zhejiang Health Commission on training and innovation.
In Shanghai, Mr Hunt witnessed the signing of 11 agreements on healthcare between UK and Chinese companies, with a total value exceeding £250 million.
He also opened the Integrated Care Demonstrator where the UK participants were able to showcase their innovative solutions for integrated health and care services to their Chinese counterparts.
Hospital operation joint venture
International Hospitals Group (IHG) and China’s Dalian Wanda Group deepened their relationship by signing a 20 year joint venture to operate the first of Wanda’s hospitals, the Qingdao Wanda IHG International Hospital, in Shandong Province. The 200-bed hospital, located close to Wanda’s new movie metropolis in the Huangdao District of Qingdao, will open in 2018.
This will also be the first project that will benefit from IHG’s collaboration with Cambridge University Judge Business School . Innovative leadership programmes will equip the next generation of clinical leaders in China with skills to meet the challenges of 21st century healthcare for the benefit of patients in China.