Dr Shamsheer Vayali, founder and managing director of the VPS Healthcare Group, a leading health care provider in India and the Middle East said he will set up a new super-speciality hospital in London focusing on cancer treatment, and creating some 2000 jobs. The new hospital will be the first private UK facility to offer Proton Beam Therapy that uses sub-atomic particles to attack cancer cells with less damage to surrounding tissue.
The Proton beam therapy is currently generally unavailable through the NHS but a small number of UK patients are sent abroad for the treatment.
Dr. Vayali said the new centre will be within the historic grade II listed Royal Masonic Hospital in Hammersmith, that closed in 2006. The new London hospital represents a major investment for VPS Healthcare and is its first entry into the UK market.
VPS is recognised as a Global Growth Company by the World Economic Forum and is also a member of the MENA Regional Partnership Community of the WEF.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson welcomed the generous investment.