09 May 2023 The Danish hospital of Køge opens to patients, one of the largest in Europe for area and healthcare offer
The brand-new Zealand University hospital in Køge, an urban centre 30 km south of Copenhagen, welcomes its first patients. By 2026, the facility will become the largest in the region and one of the most important in Northern Europe in terms of dimension and healthcare offer. With an area of 115,000 m² and around 800 beds, it will be equipped with cutting-edge diagnostics, 16 operating theatres, 36 intensive care units, multiple laboratories and spaces dedicated to patients and visitors, for a total investment of around 380 million euros.
The works are being carried out by ITINERA, with a total of 600 people, including employees and collaborators, involved in the project, for which two phases were foreseen. The first, which began in March 2019 and ended in December 2022, led to the completion of the first building, which now houses patients. Their transfer, an extremely delicate step, took place according to the planned times and methods, thanks to the commitment and joint organization of the healthcare personnel and Itinera. The second phase, now underway, involves the demolition of the previous hospital structure and the construction of new blocks, with the entire project to be completed in the second half of 2026.
In Denmark, Itinera is also involved in another important hospital construction project, in Odense.