Plans are going ahead to build a new university hospital in Bratislava with up to 945 beds, with interest flooding in from investors as the government put it up as a public-private partnership (PPP) project, with the planned completion date at present set for 2017. The hospital is to be built on the site of the current military hospital near the Patronka junction, with it moving to new facilities in the city centre.
The Ministry of Health has already been in talks with the 19 prospective investors who satisfied the qualification criteria from 28 that expressed an interest, daily Pravda writes. The new hospital is expected to deal with around 44,000 patients a year and carry out 47,000 operations.
The EUR 250-million project has attracted investors from a total of ten countries, including the United Kingdom, Netherlands, France, Spain, Israel, Austria and the Czech Republic. Slovak entities interested in financing the project include J&T Real Estate, Svet zdravia (Penta group), Agel, Erste Group AG, ČSOB and ING Bank N.V.