Private Hospital Reaches Dead End - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Private Hospital Reaches Dead End

Published September 22, 2010

The project to build a private hospital in Iceland has reached a stand-still, to where it is believed that the project has officially failed.
Last September, a company was interested in setting up a hospital specializing in hip and knee surgery. It was estimated at that time that the center would have 70 offices, and would be accompanied by a 50 to 60 room hotel, all capable of treating some 3,000 patients per year from all over the world.
However, it has recently come to light that the project has sailed into the doldrums.
While people close to the project have tried to get an answer from the city of Reykjavík with regards to land permits and so forth, new elections were held in the city. This resulted in having to virtually repeat the entire process. In the interim, the Lithuanian construction company Adakris, which was originally slated to work on the project, lost interest during the wait, and has withdrawn.
Sigríður Þorsteinsdóttir, who has helped spearhead the hospital project, told Vísir, “We have never received any answer from the city, and we think that this matter has simply fallen off the map. Adrakis has withdrawn and the money isn’t coming. The project then is completely frozen.”

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