€67 billion in European Funding programmes will help maintain Poland as a market offering growth, stability and good prospects for UK business.
New Opportunities in Poland?s
£30 billion Healthcare market
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Located at the heart of Europe, Poland is one of the six
largest EU member states, with a population of 38 million.
In recent years Poland has been one of the The Private healthcare sector has been
fastest developing countries in the EU. Despite developing rapidly, particularly over the
the global crisis GDP grew by 1.7 per cent in last two years. Private business already
2009, with 2.6 per cent growth expected by the generates over one third of the value of the
European Commission in 2010. healthcare market and this is expected to
develop further in years to come.
?67 billion in European Funding programmes
The Polish pharmaceutical sector has
will help maintain Poland as a market offering
resisted the global crisis. In 2009, it grew
growth, stability and good prospects for
by 10 per cent reaching the value of
PLN 26 billion. The major drive as in the
previous years was sales of OTC products.
Characteristics of the market 5 per cent growth is expected in 2010.
Total expenditure on healthcare was just
over PLN 76 billion in 2008 and increased by It?s a challenging market ?
15 per cent in 2009. It still constitutes only
Never enough money in the system
6.2 per cent of GDP which is one of the
lowest rates in Europe.
Private spending accounts for almost
Constant debate on the need for change
40 per cent of total expenditure in the sector.
Ministry of Health not ready for
£1 = PLN 4.52 (26 February 2010)
Clinical Trials ? Poland?s high research
? but promising, with lots of
potential and highly educated medical and
opportunities including ?
R&D staff make this an excellent location
for clinical trials. Almost 700 trials take
EU Funds ? ?350 million to be spent
place every year with 30,000 patients
on modernising hospital buildings and
involved; large manufacturers invest
purchasing new equipment by 2013.
around PLN 3 billion in this annually.
Equipment ? in order to meet EU sanitary
IT in healthcare ? PLN 800 million will
standards, Polish hospitals will need to
be spent for the only central part of the
replace most of their equipment by 2015,
spending around PLN 9 billion.
Investment ? great potential to purchase
Specialised equipment ? the specialised
Polish health resorts or build private
equipment market is estimated to be worth
PLN 5 billion in 2010, including PLN 575
million for orthopaedic equipment.
Managerial skills ? a need to up grade the
managerial skills of directors and managers
In vitro diagnostics ? rapidly developing
in the healthcare sector.
by over 10 per cent annually, worth
PLN 3 billion in 2009, one third generated
by the private sector.
How UKTI Warsaw can help you
Dental services ? 95 per cent in private
hands, the market worth well over Poland is rich in opportunities for companies
PLN 6 billion in 2009. in the healthcare sector, but research is
critical when considering new markets.
Transformation ? there is a real need for
UKTI Team Warsaw is here to help. Our OMIS
consultancy support among healthcare
service is designed to assist your company
providers. British expertise in this area
succeed in this market.
is widely recognised.
To find out how we can help you make the
Euro 2012 Football Championships ? a huge,
most of these opportunities please contact:
long-term project almost unique to Poland,
generating development opportunities in Katarzyna Bogusz
numerous sectors including healthcare.
Commercial Section British Embassy
Euro 2012 will require up graded regular
ul. Kawalerii 12, 00-468 Warszawa
and emergency healthcare services,
particularly in EURO 2012 host cities
Tel: +48 22 311 0216
(Warsaw, Gdansk, Poznan, Wroclaw).
Emergency Services ? A new network to
be set up with one ER ward per 150-200
thousand of population. EU funds expected
to be spent on this project by 2013 amount
to PLN 350 million.