The Danish hospital, Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, has received a historic €269 million ($303 million) grant for its new children’s hospital. The grant is awarded by the Capital Region of Denmark and Ole Kirk’s Fond, who donate €188 million ($211 million) and €80.7 million ($90.8 million) respectively.
The hospital, which will be ready for use in 2023, is a greenfield project and will integrate all areas of treatment and care of children and youths, maternity ward, research, education, and technology into one coherent building to alleviate movement and transfer of the young patients.
The overall planning and design will involve the future users – patients, relatives, and staff – in uncovering the requirements and needs for the new hospital. Most notably, the hospital will design single family rooms that enable families to continue their daily routines and activities including cooking and dining together, watching television, and other family activities.
The design phase for the new children’s hospital will begin in 2016 and run throughout 2017 and the construction will begin in 2020.