HTMC serves as one of the main referral hospitals for the Kakheti region, in East Georgia. We acquired HTMC Hospital in August 2015.
Currently GHG operates with 16 referral hospitals, seven located in Tbilisi and eight in other regional cities. Referral hospitals provide comprehensive range of complex and specialist services, including secondary or tertiary level outpatient and inpatient diagnostic, surgical and treatment services. The seven Tbilisi hospitals have been acquired since 2013 when we started our strategy to target acquisitions in Tbilisi to increase our market share and bed capacity countrywide.
Deka Referral Hospital (“Deka”) has a strong historic reputation and occupies a prime location in the north-east of Tbilisi. We started a substantial renovation of the unrefurbished Soviet-era hospital in January 2016. In September 2016, we launched the first department at Deka, which is one of the largest outpatient and diagnostic centres in the country. The hospital was fully renovated and opened in February 2018 with a total of 306 beds. It now serves as a flagship hospital, being the hospital of choice for high-quality elective medical care countrywide. The hospital provides full-scale services for general and oncological surgery, oncology (including chemotherapy), vascular and cardiac surgery and orthopedic surgery. The hospital will also offer rehabilitation care and a variety of day care services.
We acquired Deka in June 2015 to continue our expansion into Tbilisi and to capitalise on the development of an under-utilised hospital.