Hospitals of the future
In HUS’s construction projects, we are proceeding in accordance with our long-term renovation and construction program for hospital buildings.
In the current investment program for 2022–2025, we have reserved in excess of EUR 760 million for hospital construction and renovations. In addition, HUS has construction projects with other funding schemes, such as the Laakso Joint Hospital to be built together with the City of Helsinki.
The health and social services reform will require critical examination and possible prioritization of investment plans for the next few years, but so that the most important construction projects for HUS’s strategy and business continuity can be implemented.
Our most significant hospital investment is Bridge Hospital, which will be completed on the Meilahti campus in summer 2022 and will replace Töölö Hospital and part of the current Department of Oncology. The commissioning of the hospital will take place early 2023. Extensive renovation and restoration programs are also underway in the hospitals of Jorvi, Peijas and Hyvinkää in order to prepare for the modernization and expansion of the building stock.
We are renewing the old building stock with renovations
Our real estate stock includes buildings constructed in different eras, built according to the regulations and construction methods and the operational needs in force at the time. Today’s specialized medical care sets new requirements on facilities, demanding even significant modifications in some cases.
Over the past decade, the renovation needs of our properties have been examined with increasingly comprehensive condition studies, both in terms of indoor air and building structures. The results will be used to identify potential repair needs and they will lay the foundation for the renovation program, including its scope and schedule of urgency. Our goal is to get up-to-date condition studies carried out on all the properties we own.
We are reforming old premises during renovations, which will also help us in fixing their technical problems and other issues. In addition, we make hundreds of smaller renovation investments in HUS every year. They will allow us to extend the service life of the premises until more extensive renovation, because the renovation needed for the building and the relocation of hospital operations prior to the renovation cannot always be carried out quickly.
Our goal is to provide our personnel and customers with safe, healthy and functional facilities that comply with our operational requirements.