Gov’t signs agreement with National Health Commission for cooperation in future Cotai hospital

The Macau SAR has signed an agreement with the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China for cooperation in the future Islands Medical Complex in Cotai.

The agreement was signed yesterday between Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Elsie Ao Ieong U and the Director of the National Health Commission, Ma Xiaowei, in a ceremony presided by Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng.

The medical complex will be managed in a public/private partnership with Peking Union Medical College, with construction works on the main structure of the Islands Medical Complex in Cotai will be completed by the end of 2022, with finishing and equipment works to advance after.

In total, the complete hospital construction works are expected to cost more than MOP10 billion (US$1.2 billion), with the 420,000 square meters hospital offering 1,100 beds.

The hospital is expected to be fully completed in the fourth quarter of 2023, with tests carried out after but an operational start expected in the same year.

Of this amount, a total of MOP1.1 billion in foundation works has already been completed, with MOP609 million Nursing Institute being the only main building already finished.