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West Tallinn Central Hospital’s Nursing Care Clinic and Health Centre is Opened


June 1, 2012 was the grand opening of West Tallinn Central Hospital’s (WTCH) Nursing Care Clinic (first construction stage) and “Haabersti” Health Centre. Total gross area of the complex is 13,220 m2and it is located in Tallinn, 137 Ehitajate St. The building is considered to be the largest and most modern health centre in Estonia in recent years. The aim of the new complex is to improve the quality of nursing and care services in Tallinn and Harju County.

On June 1 was the opening of the Nursing Care Clinic’s first construction stage, which means that starting from June-July the clinic is opened to patients with 63 beds. The second construction stage will be completed by January 2013, after what the clinic has total of 150 beds.

Nursing Care Clinic has a modern medical infrastructure which is accordance to all construction technologies and EU health care standards. New clinic also has a four-bed dialysis unit.

The other half of the newly opened complex belongs to the WTCH Haabersti Health Centre where 20 family doctors are starting their work. Also will be opened WTCH Psychiatric Centre and out-patient medical unit, where surgeons, gynecologists, dermatologists, an ear, nose and throat doctors’ provide their expertise. New building is also housing Dental Clinic and Diagnostic Clinic (radiology, ultrasound, lab analysis). Rehabilitation unit is able to provide water-therapy both for infants and also adults, electrotherapy, physiotherapy and massage.

As the lead designer Amhold performed the following services: architecture, interior design, landscaping design, structural engineering, HVAC and cooling systems, medical gas supply, electrical engineering, security systems, control engineering, sprinkler systems, clean agent fire extinguishing systems, greenery, bills of quantities, traffic and parking schemes. Amhold also conducted engineering technical and environmental surveys and author’s supervision during the construction period.

The total cost of reconstruction works of the Nursing Care Clinic were about 4.6M EUR from which the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) provided 3.1M EUR. The total cost of construction works of the Haabersti Health Centre were 4.1M EUR and was fully financed by the West Tallinn Central Hospital.

The Contracting Authority was West Tallinn Central Hospital. The project manager of the design was Heigo Nõmmik and architect Indrek Saarepera.