Viet Duc Hospital in Hanoi was originally founded in 1904, and now has developed into the most important surgical hospital in the country. It has 1,400 patient beds and 30 operating theatres.
The hospital’s current facilities cannot meet demand. The site in the heart of the city allows little opportunity for expansion and therefore the Ministry of Health has decided that a second new facility will be developed for the hospital on a greenfield site.
This second facility for Viet Duc will be located in Phu Ly City, the capital of Ha Nam Province, 60km south of the existing hospital. It will have excellent transport links, being situated at a junction on the primary north-south road and the north-south railway line, allowing it to serve both Hanoi and the wider northern region.
The new hospital will have significant outpatient facilities, 1,000 in-patient beds, and at least 40 operating theatres. It is due to be completed in 2017.