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About Ramsay Health Care

Ramsay Health Care was founded in 1964 by successful Australian businessman and philanthropist Paul Ramsay AO (1936–2014) and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 1997. Ramsay is now one of the largest and most diverse private healthcare companies in the world, employing more than 88,000 people and treating millions of people every year. We offer quality healthcare through hundreds of facilities and community services in Australia, the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia. As well as a world class hospital network, Ramsay operates day surgeries, primary care clinics, diagnostics and imaging centres, mental health and rehabilitation services, pharmacies and a growing range of in-home and community healthcare options. Ramsay’s reach and expertise encourage us to innovate and share best practice. Our unique caring culture and commitment to clinical excellence mean we attract and support the best people in healthcare. The Ramsay Way promotes strong relationships, continuous improvement and sustainable growth. Our enduring purpose is ‘people caring for people’.

Ramsay’s operations are split across four regions:


Ramsay Australia has 73 private hospitals, clinics and day surgery units in Australia and is Australia’s largest private hospital operator. Ramsay operations include mental health facilities as well as the operation of three public facilities. The business also has a rapidly expanding network of community psychology practices, hospital in the home services, telehealth and allied health clinics. In addition, Ramsay has established the Ramsay Pharmacy retail franchise network which supports 60 community pharmacies. Ramsay Australia admits more than one million patients annually and employs 31,000 people.


Ramsay Santé is the second largest private care provider in Europe, operating specialist clinics and primary care units in approximately 350 locations across five countries in Europe. In France, Ramsay Santé has a market leading position with 132 acute care and mental health facilities. In Denmark, Norway and Sweden, Ramsay Santé operates 210 facilities including primary care units, specialist clinics and hospitals. Ramsay Santé also operates a 93-bed hospital in Italy. Ramsay Santé employs around 36,000 staff and its facilities treat approximately seven million patients each year. Ramsay Health Care owns 52.5% of Ramsay Santé which is listed on the European financial markets’ platform Euronext.


Ramsay has a network of 34 acute hospitals and day procedure centres providing a comprehensive range of clinical specialties to private and self-insured patients, as well as to patients referred by the NHS. Ramsay also operates a diagnostic imaging service and provides neurological services through its three neuro-rehabilitation facilities. Ramsay UK cares for almost 200,000 patients per year and employs more than 7,000 people.

Ramsay recently acquired Elysium Healthcare a leading independent operator of long-term medium and low secure hospitals and complex care homes for individuals with mental health conditions. Elysium has 72 operational sites across the UK and approximately 2,000 beds. The business employs more than 6,000 people.


In Asia, Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care Sdn Bhd operates three hospitals in Indonesia, three hospitals and a nursing college in Malaysia. The business employs more than 4,000 people. Ramsay Sime Darby is a 50:50 joint venture arrangement with Malaysian multinational conglomerate Sime Darby Berhad.

1 As at 22 February 2022