Panama Ministry of Health has awarded Acciona the design, construction and financing of the New National Cancer Institute of Panama, which will be located 11 km from Panama City in Chivo-Chivo, in the Clayton district.
The project has a budget of $172.7 million (€125 million) and will be completed in 27 months. The reference price was $170 million.
The 33,350 m² hospital will have 280 beds and will be equipped with four radiation therapy rooms, chemotherapy facilities, operating theatres, a nuclear medicine unit, a gastroenterology unit, physical therapy and rehabilitation rooms, outpatient consultation rooms, a blood bank and on-site parking.
In addition to delivering the best medical care for cancer patients, the new institute will also function as a teaching hospital for the study of oncology.
Acciona has a wealth of experience in building hospitals in Spain, Mexico and Canada.
In Mexico, Acciona has built six hospitals including those of Metepec, Tecate, the rural hospitals of Atzalán in Veracruz and Mamantel in Campeche, and the Family Medicine Unit in Mexicali, Baja California. In addition, Acciona's Hospital Services unit manages the Hospital at León Bajío, which was the first Latin American hospital to obtain an ISO 9001 accreditation for its Quality Management System.
In Canada, Acciona built and manages the Fort St. John Hospital in British Columbia, which was inaugurated two years ago. Its 37,000 m² has an inpatient care wing with 55 beds and an assisted living home for the elderly with 123 beds. Acciona also built the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria in British Columbia.