The Hamburg Parliament approved Thursday (September 26, 2019) construction of the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf’s (UKE) new cardiac and vascular centre. It will have 388 beds, more treatment rooms, nine operating theatres and cardiac catheterisation laboratories and is due for completion in 2023 in time for the arrival of the first patients.
performance and development potential of the centre
“The university heart centre enjoys a first-class international reputation,” said Dr. Peter Tschentscher, Mayor of Hamburg. This is an important step in the senate’s strategy to strengthen and expand university medicine as a crucial important part of science in Hamburg.” The new clinic is part of the “Future Plan 2050, which was agreed by the City of Hamburg to add structure to UKE’s campus and to consolidate development.
Financing via the tenant-lessor model
The new clinic will be funded based on the tenant-lessor model. The UKE’s subsidiary Klinik Facility-Management Eppendorf” (KFE) will build the clinic on behalf of a property company yet to be founded. The company will lease the rooms to UKE, which receives a grant from the city for the rent.