St Philips Hospital and BUPA Malta
01 August 2008
Please note that there is no direct settlement agreement with BUPA Malta as from August 2008
21st March 2006
ST PHILIP’S HOSPITAL renews Agreement with BUPA
St Philips Hospital has signed a new agreement with BUPA Malta, the largest private medical insurer in Malta.
The new agreement will allow patients who are on a hospital full refund in-patient scheme, to be treated at St Philip’s Hospital with the reassurance that all medical bills will be settled directly between the hospital and BUPA Malta.
St Philip’s Hospital in finalizing this agreement has demonstrated its high standards of clinical care and value for money.
Commenting on the new agreement, Dr Frank Portelli, CEO of St Phillips Hospital said: “We have entered a new era of co-operation between health insurers and healthcare providers. The reassurance to patients offered by BUPA Malta settling medical bills directly with the hospital is invaluable. It will help to relieve some of the many recognised anxieties associated with any admission to hospital.”
BUPA Malta was established in 1971 and today is the leading health insurance provider on the Island.
GlobalCapital Health Insurance Agency Ltd, which is a member of GlobalCapital and the representative of BUPA Insurance Ltd, has renewed its agreement with St Philip’s Hospital. Patients insured with BUPA Malta, on a full refund in-patient scheme, in which every case will be assessed on its own merit, can now have all their medical bills settled directly between St Philip’s Hospital and BUPA Malta.
BUPA is the largest private medical insurer in Malta. St Philip’s is a private hospital with 70 beds for patients, and its high standards of clinical care have been endorsed by BUPA Malta.
Dr Frank Portelli, CEO of St Philip’s, said: “The service offered to our patients by BUPA Malta, has proved to be excellent and efficient. The direct settlement of medical bills with the hospital has been of immense reassurance to our patients. We are pleased that those who are insured with BUPA will continue to benefit in this way, because direct settlement gives patients and their families the peace of mind they need to concentrate on the recovery of health.”
Nicholas Portelli, CEO of GlobalCapital, explained that BUPA is a global health and care organisation with nearly eight million members and 192 offices the world over. “BUPA health insurance schemes allow people to have their minds at rest and should they need a certain level of medical care, they will be able to afford it. When this is done by direct settlement, between the hospital and the insurance provider, it is even more reassuring. GlobalCapital, as the Malta representative of BUPA, is delighted to have renewed this agreement with one of the best private hospitals in Malta.”