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About Ramsay Health Care

Ramsay Health Care (Ramsay) provides quality health care through a global network of clinical practice, teaching and research. Ramsay Health Care’s global network extends across 10 countries, with over eight million admissions/patient visits to its facilities in over 532 locations. Ramsay was founded by Paul Ramsay AO (1936-2014) in 1964 and has always focused on maintaining the highest standards of quality and safety; being an employer of choice; and operating the business based on a culture known as the “Ramsay Way” with a philosophy based on “People Caring for People”. Ramsay listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 1997 and has a market capitalisation of A$14.7bn1 and an enterprise value (EV) of A$17.7bn1 (EV of A$22.9bn inclusive of lease liabilities). The Ramsay Group employs over 86,000 people globally.

Ramsay’s operations are split across four regions:


Ramsay Australia has 72 private hospitals 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. In addition, Ramsay has established the Ramsay Pharmacy retail franchise network which supports more than 59 community pharmacies. Ramsay Australia admits more than one million patients annually and employs more than 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