Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain, Felipe and Letizia, accompanied by the Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, and the President of the Regional Government of Castilla-La Mancha, Emiliano García-Page, inaugurated the new Toledo University Hospital (CHUT, by its Spanish acronym), considered the largest hospital complex in Europe and in the construction of which OHL is honored to have participated. José Antonio Fernández Gallar, CEO of OHL, was also present at the event, representing the company. Established as a benchmark health center, it will serve more than 434,000 inhabitants in 116 municipalities in the province of Toledo.
Defined as a high capacity hospital, CHUT has a built area of more than 245,000 m2, distributed in seven buildings organized around a central street that functions as a public space and connects the various hospital services. It houses 1,142 beds - of which 760 are for hospitalization and 382 for other uses -, 368 consultation rooms, 97 examination rooms, 120 outpatient posts, 42 emergency observation posts and 65 treatment posts and examination boxes. It also has 18 medical specialties, 12 surgical specialties, 12 special units, specific areas of pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology, as well as high-tech electromedical equipment. The hospital also has a heliport and a parking lot with capacity for more than 1,700 cars.
The new hospital complex was built by a joint venture between OHL, Acciona and ACS, with a 33% stake and an investment of EUR 320 million. In addition, a 30-year concession period for non-clinical services was granted by the Castilla-La Mancha Health Service (Sescam), making the CHUT the most important hospital initiative in the history of Castilla-La Mancha.
More than nine decades of experience in the hospital sector
OHL has nine decades of experience in the field of hospital construction, translated into more than 150 new hospitals -equivalent to 6 million m2, approximately, and more than 60,000 beds, close to 100 health centers and more than 200 renovation and rehabilitation activities. The activity, initiated in Spain, extends to countries such as the US, Chile and the Czech Republic, Portugal, Mexico, Argentina, Ecuador, Uruguay, the Antilles and Ireland. The most recent projects undertaken by the company include the University Hospital of Burgos, developed under public-private partnership (Spain); the National Forensic Mental Health Hospital (NFMHS) in Portrane, north of Dublin (Ireland); the Curicó Hospital (Chile), the Albacete Hospital and the new general internal medicine and geriatrics building at the Olomuc University Hospital, the sixth largest hospital in the Czech Republic.
General view of the new University Hospital of Toledo. Toledo, Spain.