Healthcare Project Profiles


The changing nature of healthcare means that patients not only rely on skilled doctors and new technology for recovery, but providers are now acutely aware of the links between physical infrastructure, the built environment, psychology and healing. Below is a list of the 10 most innovative healthcare projects as chosen by a panel of independent industry professionals for the Infrastructure 100: World Cities Edition.



Feature Project: The Royal London Hospital


The Royal London Hospital at Whitechapel in the United Kingdom is one of the oldest operating healthcare facilities in England. The Victorian-era hospital – often associated with the grittiness of the capital’s East End – was redeveloped and funded through a £1.1 billion PFI.


Following its redevelopment, the new hospital reopened its doors in March 2012 and is now one of Britain’s largest, most advanced healthcare facilities. The new hospital has 1,248 beds, an increase of 186 on the previous facility, with over 40 percent in single rooms with en suite facilities. Wards are light and airy with natural ventilation and separate areas for women and men, and the 22 operating theatres are one-third larger than their predecessors.




New Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Hospital


The New Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Hospital in Kuwait was selected for being the country’s first pilot healthcare Public Private Partnership (PPP) project. Financing the hospital is set to be a pathfinder transaction for a country increasingly turning to project finance to fund its growing public infrastructure needs. The new physical medicine and rehabilitation hospital scheme involves a design-build-finance-operate-transfer model for a 500-bed hospital on the existing hospital site in the Al Andalus area in Kuwait City. Overall the project falls under the country’s planned overhaul of the Kuwaiti healthcare system under a five-year development plan from 2010-2014.




Kayseri Integrated Health Campus


The US$586 million Kayseri Integrated Health Campus will be the country’s first ever healthcare PPP featuring a 1,048-bed general research and training hospital, a 200-bed rehabilitation hospital, a 200-bed psychiatric hospital and a 100-bed high-security criminal psychiatric hospital. The hospital is being procured under the Turkish Ministry of Health’s Health Transformation Program and is a welcome sign for a dynamic new and emerging market for PPPs.




Bahia Suburbio Hospital


The new Bahia Suburbio Hospital in Salvador is also the first Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the healthcare sector in Brazil. The PPP was enabled by the International Finance Corporation and the government of the state of Bahia to dramatically improve emergency hospital services in one of the country’s most underserved urban districts.




Integrated Health and Water Management Project


The Integrated Health and Water Management Project in Bahia is supported by the World Bank and was highly praised by the judges and singled out for critically addressing the need for clean water and sanitation. The impact of this project will be felt by at least 10 selected municipalities most affected by infectious intestinal diseases. Crucially, the project will vastly improve neonatal care in 25 hospitals reducing the infant mortality rate.




Queen Mamohato Memorial Hospital


Judges were impressed with the US$120 million Queen Mamohato Memorial Hospital in Lesotho, a small landlocked country surrounded by South Africa. This is a landmark healthcare project in Sub-Saharan Africa and was built to replace the deteriorating 450-bed Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in the capital city Maseru. Another torchbearer for PPPs, the scheme promises to transform healthcare services and will be the country’s main public hospital with 390 beds and clinical and non-clinical services supporting two million people.




Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC)


The US$1 billion Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) in Melbourne, Australia will create an alliance of leading clinical and research organizations to drive the next generation of improvements in the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer. According to the judges, VCCC is to be praised for its innovation and leadership in cancer care. Once complete, it will become one of the main centers contributing to cancer research.




IIUM Teaching Hospital


Malaysia’s IIUM Teaching Hospital in the city of Kuantan on the coast of the South China Sea is another project that can be considered a pathfinder for the country to benchmark itself against the rest of the world. It combines the positive social benefits of basic healthcare provision with medical education. The hospital will offer treatment and teaching in a range of specialist areas, including cardiology, neuroscience, obstetrics, gynecology and oncology, among others.




Rush University Medical Center Transformation Project


The new 14-story Rush building in Chicago – with a ‘green’ rooftop water harvesting system – has been designed by renowned Chicago-based architect Perkins+Will and is set to be the first healthcare project in the world to receive LEED gold certification. Another unique feature is the McCormick Foundation Center for Advanced Emergency Response – the country’s first facility for mass care of casualty patients in the event of a chemical, radiological, or biological disaster.




New University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital


The new C.S Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor is offering the “same extraordinary medicine” in a “new extraordinary building” which has achieved LEED silver certification. The hospital already offers one of the country’s leading pediatric care facilities, the Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital and a center for adult and pediatric bone marrow transplants.




Information contained within the feature project articles and sector articles of the Infrastructure 100 Report are provided by Infrastructure Journal (IJ). Infrastructure Journal assisted with collating and analyzing projects to be considered by regional and global judging panels for the Infrastructure 100 Report, and conducted in-depth research which was used to develop the project profiles contained within the publication. While KPMG makes every attempt to provide accurate and timely information to readers, neither KPMG nor Infrastructure Journal guarantees its accuracy, timeliness, completeness or usefulness, and are not responsible or liable for any such content.

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