Panama Ministry of Health, Minsa, has signed a contract with ACCIONA for the construction, equipping and maintenance of a new children’s hospital in Panama City.

Valued at $614.2m, the project is said to be one of the Panama’s largest initiatives.

Named Hospital del Niño, the new facility is expected to be one of the country’s main hospital complexes. It will involve a general medicine centre and an adjoining maternity hospital.

The hospital will have a total of 720 beds across the general practice and maternity buildings.

ACCIONA will also be responsible for the restoration services of the hospital’s gardens, and the renovation of the administrative services building, along with additional adjacent facilities.

After completion, the new hospital complex will cover more than 165,000m2 of new build and 5,700m2 of rehabilitated space. Hospital del Niño will span over 94,000m2, with 476 beds and 14 operating theatres.

In addition, the complex will have 700 parking spaces across an area of 24,000m2.

Meanwhile, the new Santo Tomás maternity hospital will house 244 beds, 14 operating theatres as well as 30 delivery rooms.

ACCIONA first constructed the Dr. Rafael Hernandez Medical Specialities Center in the country’s David district in 2013.

Apart from medical buildings the company is constructing multiple water treatment plans in Panama, including Arraiján water treatment plant and the Sabanitas II water purification plant.

ACCIONA is also responsible for the expansion and rehabilitation of the Pan-American Highway section located between Puente de la Americas – Arraiján