New green hospitals in Izmir, Turkey
Turkey’s Ministry of Health has developed a new hospital facilities management PPP programme which aims to deliver up to 29 new hospitals with capacity for 42,000 patients at a total investment of up to €14 billion.
A large portion of this programme will replace existing sub-standard hospitals. The rest of the programme is intended to expand the country’s hospital facilities management, which is currently substantially under-equipped with only 2.5 hospital beds per 1,000 people in Turkey (against an OECD average of 4.8 beds).
Izmir is the third largest city in Turkey and serves as a medical hub for the neighbouring provinces. The present hospital infrastructure there is relatively old and it is not possible to expand the bed capacity of current hospitals since they are located in central areas of the city with lack of adjacent building space, insufficient car parking capacity and green areas.
The EBRD will provide up to €299 million to a privately owned project company to design, build, finance, equip and maintain an integrated hospital campus in Izmir.
The campus will comprise of several medical service buildings, including a general hospital, a women’s and children’s hospital, a cardiovascular hospital and an oncology, physical therapy and rehabilitation hospital. The project will include the operation of a tri-generation plant combusting natural gas, which will reduce emissions.