The Main Clinical Centre (KBC) in Rijeka is one of five in Croatia providing secondary and specialized tertiary care services. With locations in Rijeka, Susak and Kantrida, KBC Rijeka has a capacity of 1069 beds, employs 3125 staff and services over half a million people in the region. The hospital aims to integrate its services in a new KBCRi General hospital on the Susak site.
The European Investment Bank (EIB), in partnership with the European Investment Advisory Hub (EIAH) have been supporting the hospital in its goal to establish integrated hospital facilities for KBCRi that are aligned with the HR and equipment needs to provide efficient, safe and affordable healthcare services to the population in the area. A three-phase project for rehabilitation, reconstruction and extension of hospital infrastructure for clinical, research and teaching services on its Susak campus started in 2009. The first phase constructed technical facilities for haemodialysis, hyperbaric medicine and a car park. In September 2019, the second phase started for the construction of maternal and child health services facilities.
management4health GmbH, in consortium with RRP International Hospital Planners Pte. Ltd., Gorski d.o.o. and ZDL Arhitekti, launches the Feasibility Study of the third phase of the KBC University Hospital project in Rijeka, funded by the European Investment Bank EIAH grant, for the consolidation of all KBCRi facilities onto the Susak site. The project started on 15 December 2020 with a kick-off meeting and will run for 12 months.
Under the TA contract, the consortium will elaborate a comprehensive feasibility study and capital investment plan for the third phase. The m4h-led consortium will first conduct a hospital services needs assessment. The resulting hospital model will allow to develop, in cooperation with KBCRi professionals, a comprehensive functional plan and detailed designs for the new KBCRi General Hospital.