7 February 2011
A global consultancy has won three major healthcare projects in Georgia, western Asia which will help improve healthcare services and offer state-of-the art facilities for thousands of residents.
WYG, who was appointed by Unimed, will be in charge of designing three hospitals, one in Telavi and another in Kobuleti, with 70 beds, and a third in Batumi which will have 100 beds.
Andrzej Dziurdzik, Director, WYG said: “The institutions that will be developed through the healthcare projects aim to bring much needed improvements to the service and facilities provided. The improvements will contribute to the new health system and potentially help 300,000 people in Georgia.
“We have significant project experience in the healthcare sector from our work on the Birmingham New Hospitals project, Letterkenny A&E, Pinderfields and Pontefract Hospitals PFI. As a multi-disciplinary business that works global wide our expertise has been gained from working on a vast array of project in other sectors as well so our experts are well versed in the services being provided on this project.”
Led out of the Poland office the consultancy will also be providing civil & structural, mechanical & electrical and fire engineering services on each of the hospitals. Once complete the institutions will offer a range of services from emergency and maternity to intensive care and operating.
George Loladze, Executive Director, JS Insurance Company Imedi L International (Unimed representative) said: “From the experience WYG has from previous healthcare projects and the advantage of being a one-stop-shop for services we felt that the consultancy was the best choice for these three hospitals.
“The new healthcare system in Georgia required all hospitals to be privatised. There was a demand for new hospitals in all three locations and after a thorough analysis of the market, we decided to build a 70 bed hospitals in Telavi and Kobuleti and a 100 bed hospital in Batumi, a tourist city.”
Construction has begun on the hospitals which are anticipated to be handed over by mid 2012.
Photo caption: The Georgian flag