The Psychiatry of Southern Denmark treats cizitens with mental illnesses. This is done in close cooperation with municipalities, general practitioners, and the additional hospitals in the Region of Southern Denmark.
The Region of Southern Denmark has started building the first public private hospital in Denmark as the construction of a new psychiatric department in the city of Vejle has been initiated. The building is 17.000 sqm and includes a psychiatric outpatient clinic for children and young people, a psychiatric ward, an emergency department and a working environment for 250 employees.
The hospital is being build as a Public Private Partnership (PPP) which is a type of collaboration characterized by collecting the project, the establishment, the daily service provision and maintenance in one contract between a public and private supplier. The public actor changes from a traditional contractor carrying out the practical construction to an actor ordering certain functionalities in the building process.
This creates a natural opportunity for new ways of thinking and innovation. A continued user involvement process is carried out which ensures the users’ influence on the building process.
PPP has advanced the duration of the department’s building process with minimum three years. A contract has been made with a consortium covering the construction and 25 years of management and daily operation of the department. The building is expected to be ready in 2017.
Contact: Gert Frost, phone: +45 2134 2640, firstname.lastname@example.org