Kuwait Hospital Projects Report
10 September 2017, Source: Construction Week Online, Ventures Onsite, Kuwait Times
Kuwait is home to one of the more advanced and modern healthcare systems that can be found in the Middle East. It is reported that Kuwait’s private healthcare accounted for around a fifth of total spending and that the Kuwaiti government was funding treatment for many nationals abroad.
The government embarked on a US$108bn project to provide an additional 3,500 hospital beds and boost healthcare facilities. It estimated that once the project was completed, an additional 15,000 healthcare professionals would be required.
It expected the Kuwait healthcare market to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.4% between 2013 and 2018, increasing the total value of the market from $3.5bn to $5.4bn. In 2018, the outpatient market is forecast to be worth around $3.9bn, or 72%, while the size of the inpatient market is forecast to be worth $1.5bn, or 28%.
Healthcare spending remains a priority for the government, Kuwait awarded projects worth $11 billion in the construction of new infrastructure for healthcare, as it seeks to prioritize the transformation of its healthcare sector.
In terms of project value, Kuwait accounts for nearly 17% of the total value of upcoming healthcare projects.
Here are the ongoing infrastructure projects in Kuwait’s healthcare industry.
1. Hospitals in Ahmadi and Jahra Areas - KD 165 million (2016- ongoing)
Kuwait Health Assurance Company (KHAC) signed two contracts, a combined value of KD 165 million with the China Metallurgical Group Corporation to build two hospitals that will be located in the Ahmadi and Jahra areas. KHAC is a PPP (public-private partnership) established in 2014 responsible for providing healthcare services to the expatriate community in Kuwait.
2. New Jahra Hospital - $1.24 billion (finished by July 2018)
The New Jahra Hospital is a 1,171-bed hospital about 32km west of Kuwait City. The Amiri Diwan and State of Kuwait commissioned TRO JB and PACE to design the upcoming hospital, which will function as a trauma centre for Jahra district. The hospital comprises seven individual buildings including the 426,000sqm main building, as well as a 20,000sqm dental centre with 104 clinics.
3. Kuwait New Maternity Hospital (KNMH) - USD 817 Million (2017 - ongoing)
The Kuwait New Maternity Hospital (KNMH), to be located to the west of Kuwait City within the Al Sabah Specialty Medical Area, is planned by the Ministry of Public Works (MPW) in association with MOH as the end user, to be the state-of-the-art, world-class, specialist maternity to service the growing healthcare needs of Kuwait and the GCC region on international scale with a total contract value of USD 817 Million. The KNMH is to feature 27 operating rooms and will accommodate 780 in-patients; car park will hold up to 1,300 vehicles. The hospital will stand 18 storeys tall when completed.
4. Childrens Hospital, Al Shuwaikh - $850million (ongoing - completion date: 2018 – last quarter)
Feature total of 792 beds, 2,000 car parking spaces, a helipad and free-standing day care centre
5. Kuwait Maternity Hospital, Sabah Medical Area - $790million (ongoing – 2018)
Expected to accommodate 36,000 annual births
6. New Al Sabah Hospital (Tender No. MOH/18/2011/2012), Shuwaikh – US$635 million (ongoing)
Currently under construction, will cover the area of 88, 000 square meters with a capacity of 671 beds and a multi-story parking area
7. Special Needs Education School Complex, Hawali - US$504 million (ongoing)
Develops a special needs school comprising 16 to 18 buildings with the capacity to accommodate 3000 students over a 22,000 square meters gross building area
8. MOH (Ministry of Health) Expansion Projects – KD 1.25 bn (ongoing)
Motivated by its rule in keeping up with the population growth and urban expansion around Kuwait, the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Kuwait signed a KD1.25 billion contract for designing, equipping and maintenance and expansion of mega projects to build public hospitals and health care centres.
Below ‘Medical Towers ‘mega projects as part of MOH Kuwait funding for healthcare sector:
a. New Farwaniya Hospital, Al Farwaniya (due in Dec 2019)
The hospital includes all specialities, allied medicines and school health services, dentistry building with 100 specialized clinics, and 30 clinics for school health, 27 operation theatres and 233 ICU beds
b. Jaber Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Hospital, South Suhra (due in Aug 2018)
This would include 1500 hospital beds, staff and doctor’s residency building, services and power building, engineering workshop, laundry building, medical gas building, ground water tank, multi-storey garage and three-storey underground car park building with a capacity of 7000 cars
c. Adan Hospital, Hadiya District, Kuwait City, Kuwait (due in Jan 2019)
The Expansion of the Al Adan Hospital provides a new Maternity and Paediatrics healthcare facilities, initiated by the Ministry of Health as part of the Kuwait National Healthcare Development Plan. Totalling of 220,000 m2, the new hospital building will provide 632 beds over 14 floors. Totalling of 220,000 m2, the new hospital building will provide 632 beds over 14 floors. An additional 280,000 m2 of support facilities include: General Surgical unit, Same Day Surgery, Nutrition and Dietetics, Adult and Paediatrics Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation unit, Hospital Administration and Multi-storey Car parks
d. Al Amiri Hospital
With the capacity of 446 beds, buying medical equipment, building outpatient clinics. With the expansion project, Al Amiri hospital will witness renewing its operation wards, and increasing to nine (9)
e. Infectious Diseases Centre, Al Andalus, Kuwait
The Infectious Disease Hospital Project consists in the development of multiple facilities consists of 224 beds, service, kitchen and administrative building and car park
f. Ibn Sina Hospital, Al Asimah, Kuwait
The proposed 1,450,000 square foot hospital will have approximately twice the inpatient and outpatient capacity of the current facility and will accommodate 500 inpatient beds. Diagnostic and treatment facilities include a 78,000 square foot surgical department with 20 operating theatres, of which two are interventional MR theatres, 16,000 square feet of laboratory space, 18,000 square feet of respiratory and physiotherapy space, and about 64,000 square feet of medical imaging spaces including 4 CT scans, 3 MRI, 3 nuclear medicine rooms, gamma knife, PT scan and simulation facilities