A big merger of non-public hospitals in the Pomeranian Voivodeship is in the pipeline. As reported by Health Market, the board of Malbork County has set up a team to analyze the merger of medical entities running hospitals. It concerns the District Health Centre, Specialist Hospital in Prabuty and Pomeranian Hospitals.
The established specialist group is to analyse under what conditions the merger could take place and what benefits it could bring. The analysis is also intended to answer the question of the form in which the new entity will operate. Options such as a single company, a holding company and a consortium of companies are considered. However, the first conclusions will be known no earlier than mid-May.
Szpitale Pomorskie Sp. z o.o. was established in 2017 as a result of a merger of three medical entities. Currently, it consists of four hospitals. In Gdynia, these are the Polish Red Cross Maritime Hospital and St. Vincent A Paul’s Hospital. In addition, the group includes the F. Ceynowy Specialist Hospital in Wejherowo and the Pomeranian Centre for Infectious Diseases and Tuberculosis in Gdańsk.
The Poviat Health Centre (PCP) consists of two units. These are the J. Obodzińska-Król Hospital in Malbork and the Hospital in Nowy Dwór Gdański. The Specialist Hospital in Prabuty, on the other hand, as the only one mentioned above, was not created as a result of the merger. It has a pulmonary profile.
The owner of the Pomeranian Hospitals and the hospital in Prabuty is the Pomeranian Voivodeship. PCZ, on the other hand, manages the District Starost Office in Malbork.
As can be seen from PMR data, the Pomorskie Voivodeship has by far the highest share of state-owned or local government units in the total number of hospitals (45%) and beds (56%). In total, there are 23 such hospitals in voivodship compared to 11 public hospitals.
If the merger of hospitals is successful, the established entity will amount to about PLN 2,000. Based on data from 2018, its total contract with the National Health Fund for hospital treatment would amount to nearly PLN 500 million.