GvW Graf von Westphalen advises German Hospital on the Formation of a Joint Venture for the Establishment of a European Hospital in China

Westküstenkliniken Brunsbüttel und Heide gGmbH (WKK) and The Second People's Hospital Guilin have signed a cooperation agreement. For joint training and continued education of German and Chinese expert staff with the goal of establishing a new hospital according to German standards in Guilin. GvW Graf von Westphalen has advised WKK on this joint venture.

WKK, a 100% subsidiary of the administrative district Dithmarschen, is one of the three largest health businesses in Schleswig-Holstein. With 784 hospital beds in Brunsbüttel and Heide, the hospital is the most important medical center at Schleswig-Holstein’s North Sea coast.

As a public hospital, The Second People's Hospital Guilin assumes central medical tasks mainly in the areas gastroenterology, neurology, endocrinology, pneumology, general surgery and ophthalmology. The hospital with 503 beds in the districts Diecai and Xiufeng is leading in laparoscopic and minimal-invasive eye surgery.

With the support of the German joint venture partner, a new hospital with 800 beds is planned in the north of the city of Guilin making it the first cooperation project of this kind in Southern China.

The GvW-Team advising WKK on the cooperation project included Dr Dominik Ziegenhahn (Hamburg), Dr Bettina Meyer-Hofmann (Dusseldorf), Patrick Heid and Li Li (both Shanghai).