New medical tourism and health care centre to be opened in Iceland

stethoscope64A planned health care centre, intended to push Iceland as a key destination for cosmetic surgery and medical tourism, is set to being construction in the second quarter of 2010 at the Asbru Enterprise Park, Keflavik.

The proposed health care centre will specialise in fat-removal and joint replacements, amongst other medical treatments. The centre will also have to capability of treating up to 4,000 patients per year, housing around 35 hospital beds and three operating theatres.

“The project is definitely one of the most exciting innovative ventures in Iceland at the present time. It will constitute an important aspect of the build-up and development at Asbru. The cluster of health-related services at Asbru will be strengthened through the operations of the hospital, and this will attract even more diverse companies involved in medicine, treatment, health-promotion, research, education and the production of various health-related products, to name a few,”
commented Kjartan Thor Eiriksson, Managing Director of Kadeco.

Due to the Enterprise Park’s close proximity to Iceland’s International Airport, the location proves to be ideal for the new health care centre. This medical tourism venture is set be a precious source of income for Iceland, Iceland tourism and the Icelandic people, as up to 300 jobs are expected to be available throughout the project.

To find out more information on health care advancements in Iceland and medical tourism visit www.asbru.is/english/

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