Our history

MJ Medical started with one equipment and health facility planner. Over the past 30 years, the company has become a multidisciplinary team of consultants with global experience spanning 75 countries and 250 projects. Here are just a few of its highlights:

1986
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Brian Hobbs wins equipment planning and management contract for Al Mouwasat Hospital in Saudi Arabia.

1988
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Brian Hobbs, Cathryn Dart, Martin Malone & James Pearson found Martin James Medical, a business exporting medical equipment to Africa and the Middle East and consulting on hospital design and building projects in Saudi Arabia.

1989
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MJ Medical support Armenia aid effort, supplying emergency medical equipment, following the Spitak Earthquake.

1990
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MJ Medical wins first World Bank International Competitive Bidding tender, supplying hospital bed castor cups to South Sudan.

1993
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Brian Hobbs and Cathryn Dart take full ownership of MJ Medical operating the small business out of their home, a converted barn in Cornwall.

1995
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MJ Medical shifts business focus to aid funded healthcare projects in developing countries in Africa, including Botswana, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda.

2000
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MJ Medical works on its first PFI project, Royal Gloucester Infirmary. Role includes production of room data sheets, stakeholder engagement, medical equipment transfer and procurement management.

2004
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MJ Medical develops Equipment Design Impact Matrix (EDIM), changing the way equipment design implications are captured and communicated within the sector’s design and build process.

2006
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Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust appoints MJ Medical to help develop the outlined business case and PFI documentation for their new hospital.

2008
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United Nations Development Programme appoints MJ Medical to support global healthcare projects programme.

2010
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MJ Medical buys St Piran House offices in Truro to accommodate an expanding team responsible for delivering a growing breadth of services. This included Healthcare Service Planning, providing services such as activity analysis and model of care development.

2013
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MJ Medical model activity and develop design brief for UCLH NHS Foundation Trust estate project, which features one of the UK’s first Proton Beam Therapy units.

2014
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MJ Medical works on clinical design of new Mercy Ships.

2016
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Ashmore Group appoints MJ Medical as the lead health planning adviser for King’s College Hospital Dubai.