MAJOR EVENTS IN THE HISTORY OF MEDICLINIC

The Rembrandt Group commissioned Dr Edwin Hertzog, now the non-executive chairman of Mediclinic International, to undertake a feasibility study on private hospital provison in the Western Cape. His conclusive research resulted in the formulation of the Mediclinic Group in 1983.

  • 1983-1987

    PHASE 1

    1983
    Dr Edwin Hertzog, our current chairman, commissioned by the then Rembrandt Group (now Remgro Group) to undertake a feasibility study on private hospitals, leading to the foundation of Mediclinic.

    1984 – 1985
    Mediclinic Group established through purchasing of several medical facilities in Cape Town and Johannesburg. These included Mediclinic Sandton, Mediclinic Morningside and Leewendal (which later became Mediclinic Cape Town).

    1986
    • Mediclinic listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in South Africa.
    • Mediclinic Panorama in Parow commissioned, the first hospital build by Mediclinic.

    1987
    Commissioning of a hospital in Mitchell's Plain (subsequently sold in 1998).



  • 1988-1994

    PHASE 2

    1988
    • Medical Innovations established to design and manufacture medical equipment locally.
    • Mediclinic Constantiaberg in Constantia, Cape Town commissioned.

    1989
    Mediclinic Louis Leipoldt in Bellville acquired.

    1992
    Mediclinic Stellenbosch commissioned.

    1994
    Mediclinic Hoogland in Bethlehem commissioned.







  • 1995-1998

    PHASE 3

    1995
    MediCor Group acquired, adding an additional 11 hospitals to the Group.

    1996
    Hydromed group acquired, adding four more hospitals to the Group. Medical Human Resources established.

    1997
    Nursing Training Programme formally started. Mediclinic Klein Karoo in Oudtshoorn commissioned.

    1998
    • Acquisition of Auckland Health Limited (the holding company of Hospiplan hospitals), adding 12 more hospitals to the Group.
    • Acquisition of the Volkshospitaal (currently Mediclinic Cape Town) and the closure of the Leewendal hospital in Cape Town.



  • 2000-2004

    PHASE 4

    2000
    Establishment and acquisition of a 50% interest in the emergency assistance services company, ER24. Remaining 50% acquired in 2005.

    2001
    Acquisition of Lamprecht and Geneva Clinics in George (currently named Mediclinic George and Mediclinic Geneva).

    2002
    • Acquisition of an interest in the Curamed group of private hospitals in Pretoria, adding six more hospitals.
    • Acquisition of a 60% interest in Plettenberg Bay Private Health Centre (now Mediclinic Plettenberg Bay). Remaining 40% interest acquired in 2004.

    2003
    • Commissioning of Mediclinic Kloof in Pretoria (as part of the Curamed group), Mediclinic Tzaneen and Mediclinic Howick.
    • Acquisition of an interest in Mediclinic Victoria (then Victoria Hospital) in Tongaat.
    • Establishment of Practice Relief, which renders practice administration management services to supporting doctors in Southern Africa.

    2004
    Acquisition of Mediclinic Swakopmund (then Mediclinic Cottage).



  • 2005-2007

    PHASE 5

    2005
    • Acquisition of an interest in the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre in Johannesburg.
    • Acquisition of the remaining 40% interest in ER24, the emergency services company, now a wholly-owned subsidiary.
    • Acquisition of Mediclinic Legae in Mabopane.
    • R1.1 billion black ownership initiative introducing Phodiso Holdings Limited (‘Phodiso’) and MP1 Investment Holdings Proprietary Limited (then Circle Capital Ventures Proprietary Limited) as the Group’s strategic black partners and shareholders in Mediclinic.

    2006
    • Acquisition of the Protector Group’s four hospitals (then with BEE partner Phodiso, who has subsequently sold their interest to Mediclinic).
    • Conclusion of agreement to acquire a controlling interest in Mediclinic Middle East (then Emirates Healthcare) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which then owned one hospital, the rights to develop two further hospitals in the Dubai Healthcare City and five clinics.

    2007
    • Acquisition of a controlling interest in Mediclinic Middle East (then Emirates Healthcare) in Dubai became unconditional.
    • Mediclinic extends its international operations with the acquisition of a 100% interest in Hirslanden, the leading private hospital group in Switzerland, operating 13 private acute care facilities. This coincided with the 75th anniversary of the group’s Klinik Hirslanden.



  • 2008-2012

    PHASE 6

    2008
    • Division of management and operating structure of the Group into three operating platforms in Southern Africa (Mediclinic Southern Africa), Switzerland (Hirslanden) and the United Arab Emirates (Mediclinic Middle East, then Emirates Healthcare).
    • Mediclinic celebrates its 25th anniversary.
    • Opening by Mediclinic Middle East (then Emirates Healthcare) of Mediclinic Mirdif (then Welcare Clinic Mirdif) in Dubai.
    • Opening by Mediclinic Middle East (then Emirates Healthcare) of Mediclinic City Hospital (then The City Hospital) in the Dubai Healthcare City.

    2010
    • Opening by Mediclinic Southern Africa of Mediclinic Cape Gate in the northern suburbs of Cape Town.
    • Acquisition by Hirslanden of a 100% interest in Klinik Stephanshorn in St Gallen, Switzerland.

    2011
    • Acquisition by Mediclinic Middle East (then Emirates Healthcare) of the assets of Mediclinic Dubai Mall (then The Dubai Mall Medical Centre), Mediclinic Arabian Ranches (then Arabian Ranches Clinic) and the Mediclinic Meadows (then the Meadows Clinic).
    • Change of company name and rebranding of the Group’s holding company from Medi-Clinic Corporation to Mediclinic International and rebranding of its operations in Southern Africa from Medi-Clinic to Mediclinic.

    2012
    • Acquisition of the minority interest in Mediclinic Middle East (then Emirates Healthcare) increasing its effective shareholding to 100%.
    • Rebranding of the Company’s operations in Dubai from Emirates Healthcare to Mediclinic.



  • 2013-2016

    PHASE 7

    2013
    • Acquisition by Mediclinic Middle East of the two pathology laboratories at Mediclinic Welcare Hospital and Mediclinic Al Sufouh in Dubai.
    • Relocation and expansion by Mediclinic Southern Africa of Mediclinic Lephalale in Lephalale, Limpopo.

    2014
    • Opening by Mediclinic Middle East of Mediclinic Corniche in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
    • Acquisition by Hirslanden of a 100% interest in the operating business of Clinique La Colline in Geneva, Switzerland.
    • Acquisition by Hirslanden of a 100% interest in the operating business of Swissana Clinic AG in Meggen, Lucerne, Switzerland.
    • Opening by Mediclinic Southern Africa of Mediclinic Gariep in Kimberley, Northern Cape (operated jointly with the existing Mediclinic Kimberley).
    • Secondary listing of Mediclinic on the Namibian Stock Exchange.

    2015
    • Opening by Mediclinic Middle East of Mediclinic Al Hili in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.
    • Sale by Mediclinic Southern Africa of Mediclinic Kathu in Kathu, Northern Cape.
    • Opening by Mediclinic Southern Africa of Mediclinic Midstream in Midstream, Gauteng Province.
    • Acquisition of a 29.9% interest in Spire Healthcare plc, a UK-based private healthcare group.
    • Restructure of the MP1 Investment Holdings Proprietary Limited black economic empowerment transaction, initially implemented in 2005.

    2016
    Successful completion of the combination of Mediclinic International Limited and Al Noor Hospitals Group plc by way of a reverse takeover of Mediclinic International Limited, resulting in the continued listing of the enlarged Company on the London Stock Exchange and the secondary listing of the Company on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and the Namibian Stock Exchange.