London: King’s College Hospital Management has signed a deal with Indo UK Healthcare to create an Indo-UK Institute of Health in New Chandigarh.
Backed by £100 million of private investment this project is to create a new King’s College Hospital in New Chandigarh, according to a statement.
Phase one of the project comprises a 250 bed hospital, trauma centre and day surgery centre. Phase two is planned to expand the hospital to 500 beds.
This is the first of a proposed 11 new Indo-UK Institutes of Health that will be developed across India which, when fully implemented, would amount to a £1 billion investment into India’s healthcare system, accompanied by strategic clinical and training partnerships with the UK’s finest NHS organisations, universities and private sector companies.
To this end, the UK and Indian Prime Ministers have announced a Government to Government Implementation Taskforce to help drive forward the delivery of the Indo-UK Institutes for Health and to foster greater collaboration.
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals, training over 900 dentists, 750 doctors and 300 nurses every year.