Niarchos Foundation Funds €160M Children’s Hospital for Thessaloniki

February 13, 2022

ATHENS – Over the objections of most rival parties, Greece’s Parliament approved a 160-million euro ($180.1 million) donation from the Stavros Niarchos Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) to build a university pediatric hospital in Thessaloniki.

The contribution was supported by the ruling New Democracy Conservatives and the center-left Movement for Change (KINAL) but voted against by the major opposition SYRIZA, the KKE Communists, the Greek Solution and MeRA parties.

The hospital, which will operate as a legal entity under private law, will have 243 beds, including 33 Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and 46 emergency room/one-day hospitalization beds and is due to open at the end of 2025.

The SNF will pay for cost of the studies, construction, as well as the medical and other equipment, and will undertake the free training of the medical staff in the use of the medical equipment.

The Greek state will provide the land and the staff, said Kathimerini, as SNF keeps up its long line of donations for Greece after building a 758-million euro ($860 million) cultural center on Athens’ coast that has become one the most popular destinations in the country.

The hospital will feature a Mental Health Center for Children and Adolescents with 20 beds and accommodate university research laboratories, amphitheaters and teaching spaces. Pediatric and pediatric surgery clinics that already operate in various hospitals in Thessaloniki will be transferred to the new facility.


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