Romanian hospital joins Bupa network

Romania’s new Delta Hospital has joined Bupa International’s network in an effort to better serve the country’s expat community, reported Romania Business Insider. The 10,000 square meter, EUR13 million facility opened in June. According to Business Insider, the private hospital

offers medical services ranging from consults, analysis, investigations and newest imagistic [sic] diagnoses, to treatments and surgery, especially laparoscopic surgery, covering all domains of medical pathology.

Catalin Copaescu (the Delta’s main shareholder and Chief of Surgery) expressed satisfaction with the tie-up, wrote Business Insider. “This¬†partnership will greatly benefit the Romanian expatriate community and Bupa International members in particular,” he said. Romania’s expat community is relatively small, about 10,000 people in total. The majority of these come from the neighboring Republic of Moldova, though there are also substantial numbers of Italians and Germans.

Delta is the latest addition to Bupa’s network of 7,500 hospitals and clinics.

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Bupa International is a segment of the UK’s British United Provident Association Limited. Bupa is a market leader in international health insurance, operating (either directly or through one of its subsidiaries) in countries from Europe to the Middle East and Asia. Bupa reported pre-tax profits up 9% at GBP464.9 million in 2010, driven largely by its Asian and Australian business segments.