Högland Hospital in Eksjö

Swedish construction firm NCC has secured a SEK625m ($76m) contract to build a new Högland Hospital in Eksjö on behalf of Regionfastigheter in the south Swedish highlands.

Work under the project is expected to begin in February 2016 and will becompleted in May 2019.

The hospital will have nine new operating theatres, an intensive care unit, a pediatric and adolescent centre, an orthopedic centre and a nursing unit.

"The new building will contribute to increasing patient safety by reducing the spread of infection."

Regionfastigheter property manager Tomas Calmviken said: "The new building will contribute to increasing patient safety by reducing the spread of infection.

"The work environment will be enhanced and the building will be able to meet tomorrow’s care requirements and also provide opportunities for more efficient work methods and higher production."

Following completion, the seven floor hospital building will be connected to the current Högland Hospital via a light well.

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With the extension, Högland Hospital will be nearly 30,000m² larger and will have a new premises for care, service, administration and educational purposes.

NCC Construction Sweden head Svante Hagman said: "We are pleased to have been entrusted with the construction of this hospital in Eksjö.

"We hope that our longstanding experience of constructing hospitals throughout Sweden will come to good use in order to meet the various specific requirements and expectations that patients, employees and the county council have for the Högland Hospital."

Image: The new Högland Hospital in Eksjö is scheduled for completion in May 2019. Photo: courtesy of NCC Construction Sweden.