Worldwide Healthcare

Transaction in Own Shares

                                                          For immediate release

                                                                     4 May 2012

                        WORLDWIDE HEALTHCARE TRUST PLC                         

                                (the "Company")                                

                    MARKET PURCHASE OF COMPANY'S OWN SHARES                    

This notification is given, pursuant to the authority granted at a Annual
General Meeting of the Company held on 7 July 2011 to make market purchases of
the Company's own shares up to an aggregate maximum of 6,469,266.

The Company has purchased a market total of 58,076 Ordinary shares of 25p each
in the capital of the Company today at a price of 786.78p per share. These
shares will be held in treasury.

Following this transaction and in conformity with the provisions of the
Transparency Directive, the Company hereby notifies the market that the
resultant number of Ordinary shares held by the Company in treasury is
1,268,519 and the total number of Ordinary shares that the Company has in issue
is 46,203,334 so that the total number of voting rights in the Company
following the repurchase is 44,934,815.

The figure of 44,934,815 may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the
calculation by which they may determine if they are required to notify their
interest in, or change to their interest in, the Company under the FSA's
Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

For and on behalf of

Frostrow Capital LLP

Company Secretary

For further information, please contact:

Mark Pope
Frostrow Capital LLP
Tel: 020 3 0084913