The history behind the New University Hospital Aalborg
The Region’s University Hospital, Aalborg Hospital is the backbone of the North Denmark Region health care system.
Today Aalborg Hospital is located at several different sites in Aalborg.
In June 2007 the Regional Council decided on a plan to unite Aalborg Hospital Syd and Aalborg Hospital Nord at one location. The decision was made as a result of the debate about the future structural plan for the somatic hospitals in the North Denmark Region.
On 18 Dec. 2007, after having evaluated several possible locations for a new, unified Aalborg Hospital; one suggesting to expand the existing Aalborg Sygehus Syd on its present location, the Regional Council decided on their first priority – a project at a new building site located east of Aalborg City.
State involvement – Quality Funds
In the fall of 2007 the Danish Government introduced its Quality Reform incl. a Quality Fund of 40 B DKK for investments in the Danish Health Care system; new hospitals, a unification of highly specialized treatment, acute patient admission and single room-facilities, etc.
The Danish Government has appointed an Expert Panel to manage and allocate the money from the Quality Fund for the construction of the new hospitals in Denmark. The Expert Panel is to evaluate the new, regional hospital-projects and recommend to the Danish Government whether the different projects comply with various principles.
Status on The North Denmark Region’s application to the Quality Fund is that the Government has given a promise of 4.1 B DKK for a new, united Aalborg Hospital at the location east of Aalborg City.
How will the project be financed?
The North Denmark Region applies for 4.1 B DDK in total for the building of a new university hospital in the Region.
The New University Hospital Aalborg is finances as follows;
Quality Fund 62,5 %
Self financing 25,0 %
Borrowing 12,5 %