10 Jul 2017

NIB finances new hospital in central Finland

Visualisation: Keski-Suomen Sairaanhoitopiiri

NIB and Keski-Suomen sairaanhoitopiiri (the Central Finland Health Care District) have signed a EUR 100 million loan agreement for the construction of a hospital in Jyväskylä.

The new hospital will centralise treatment facilities, introduce state-of-the-art technology, and reorganise patient and personnel logistics, which will result in higher quality of service and cost savings. The hospital will utilise waste and geothermal energy in heat production, which will cover about one third of the hospital’s energy consumption.

“The NIB-financed project is expected to improve the productivity of the regional hospital, and thus increase the efficiency of public spending on health care. Improved public services contribute to the quality of life in the region and ultimately to its economic competitiveness”, says Henrik Normann, NIB President & CEO.

Construction is expected to be completed in 2020. The total cost of the project, including construction, ICT, medical and other equipment, is estimated at approximately EUR 500 million.

Keski-Suomen sairaanhoitopiiri is a joint municipal authority that provides specialised medical care services in 21 member municipalities with the total population of 250,000 inhabitants. At the end of 2015, the health care district employed 3,800 people, including 466 doctors.

NIB is an international financial institution owned by eight member countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden. The Bank finances private and public projects in and outside the member countries. NIB has the highest possible credit rating, AAA/Aaa, with the leading rating agencies Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s.

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