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IHG History

Over the past 40 years International Hospitals Group (IHG) has successfully completed over 480 healthcare projects in 52 countries around the world.

IHG was founded in 1978 with the specific aim of providing UK healthcare development and management expertise to overseas countries. Over the past 40 years IHG has become a truly international company with a unique experience around the world. Now a private family owned company IHG was initially formed as a private/public partnership with a UK state owned enterprise as a shareholder.

IHG's first healthcare project was in 1979 with the Presidential Court of Abu Dhabi who needed support to establish the National Health Service in Abu Dhabi. IHG successfully assisted in this major project by providing circa 70 healthcare experts for eight years until completion.

In 1980 the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG) wanted to appoint, under a Government (Saudi) to Government (UK) contract, an international healthcare company to equip, manage, recruit and train staff, transfer technology and to maintain its large Healthcare Campus (Medical City) with its brand new 500 bed King Khalid Hospital (KKH) in Jeddah.

IHG entered into this important turnkey contract with SANG and recruited circa 2,000 staff, managed and operated, educated and trained staff at the KKH. After the KKH was successfully opened by IHG after commissioning and under IHG's ongoing operational management it was announced that the KKH would be open to Saudi citizens and not limited to SANG. IHG produced a high level of patient care and the contract was renewed to 1993. IHG received various letters of acknowledgement and accolades for the high and consistent quality.

From its foundation in 1978, IHG has continually grown its services. IHG has provided healthcare consultancy, hospital, commissioning, medical planning and equipping, project management and turnkey design and construction and related healthcare services to Governments, private institutions and multi-national agencies.

IHG subsequently entered into circa 480, healthcare contracts, which IHG has successfully completed on behalf of its many clients worldwide.

IHG developed its UK healthcare services by working with more than 50 NHS Health Care Authorities and NHS Trusts, and also provided recruitment services with circa 15,000 staff being recruited for the NHS.

IHG is part of the International Group. Founded in 1964, which currently also operates in the following industries around the world: management and operation of leisure and sports clubs, resorts and hotels branding, marketing and sales services in the luxury lifestyle, club and sports venue sectors, real estate development and esports.