Development & Investment

UME is one of the few organisations that combine financial strength with a deep understanding of the clinical aspects of healthcare that impact on the design, construction and management of a healthcare building.

Strong Foundations

Formed in 1973, United Medical Enterprises Limited won its first major HealthCare management contract in the Middle East in 1976. Since that time United Medical has managed, developed, commissioned and operated hospitals and healthcare projects in the UK, Middle East, Far East and many other countries throughout the world. The company changed its name to UME Services Ltd in 2004.

The success of United Medical in delivering high quality services, led to the British Government, other governments, The World Health Organization, the World Bank and other development agencies, awarding United Medical many contracts worldwide. United Medical’s achievements have been recognized in the form of the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement.

Today UME's wealth of experience means that it is well placed to contribute across a wide range of healthcare project requirements:

  • Healthcare management
  • Healthcare strategy
  • Healthcare planning
  • Hospital commissioning
  • Medical and Non-Medical Equipment services

Innovative and cost-effective solutions

UME is unusual in terms of the depth of experience of its personnel: most senior managers have spent a number of years managing hospitals and health care projects where excellence of patient service has to be coupled with commercial success. Many have the added dimension of having been drawn from senior management positions in the public sector or the British National Health Service.

This unusual blend of skills means that UME has insight into innovative and cost-effective solutions to health care problems and the financial and management expertise to make the solutions work in practice.

We focus on three specific sectors


Primary Care

Development Partnerships