Elazig Hospital, a major project for Eastern Turkey

Reception hall of Fethi Sekhin Hospital in Elazig, Turkey
Elazig
Elazig Hospital
High-quality care for all
Currently
4,500
EMPLOYEES
40%
of employees are WOMEN
10,000
visitors a day
Fethi Sekin Hospital in Elazig has been operational since August 2018 and is having a considerable impact on the local community and neighboring cities. In addition to the diversity and quality of the healthcare provided, this hospital has created many jobs and major economic benefits for the region.

This public hospital in Elazig has got off the ground thanks to an extensive public-private partnership (PPP) program comprising 22 hospitals, set up by the Turkish Ministry of Health. PROPARCO was called on by the project sponsors, Meridiam and Rönesans, to contribute EUR 40m of financing for this hospital.


Public-Private Partnership (PPP) programs have two major interests: the first interest is that they allow public facilities to be financed by the private sector and thereby free up public debt, a charge which the private sector is willing to take on, with the risk being borne by the private sector.


In addition, these public hospitals operate with public medical staff, but which are financed by the private sector.

“Fethi Sekin Hospital doesn’t only serve Elazig, but also cities in the region, such as Malatya, Tunceli, Mus, Diyarbakir and Urfa. Every day, up to 7,000 patients go to the polyclinic, 1,300 to the emergency department, we receive about 800 accompanying persons and some 10,000 visitors a day.”

Fethi Sekin d’Elazig hospital
Eren Ekmekçi, Deputy General Manager of the facility management company Rönesans
For this project, PROPARCO has contributed to a financial innovation via a green and social bond issue
Its rating attests to the environmental and social quality of this project
Fethi Sekin d’Elazig hospital
Fethi Sekin Hospital in Elazig
Turkey - Elazig hospital entrance
Major source of jobs for the region
The size of Fethi Sekin Hospital and its modern facilities are impressive. It is the biggest hospital complex in Elazig City, with 370,000 m2, but also one of the largest facilities in Eastern Anatolia.

Public-Private Partnership (PPP) programs have two major interests: the first interest is that they allow public facilities to be financed by the private sector and thereby free up public debt, a charge which the private sector is willing to take on, with the risk being borne by the private sector.


In addition, these public hospitals operate with public medical staff, but which are financed by the private sector.
Turkey - Elazig Hospital - physiotherapist and child
Real job opportunities for women
The construction of the hospital facility in Elazig in Eastern Anatolia also benefits women’s employment.

“Some 40% of employees are women, which is a high proportion for Eastern Turkey, as it is sometimes difficult for women to work in this region”, points out Eren Ekmekçi, Deputy General Manager of the facility management company Rönesans (project sponsor).
patient et équipe médicale hopital d'Elazig
Equipment with cutting-edge technology
The hospital complex has 5 sub-hospitals: a general hospital, a maternity clinic and pediatric service, two psychiatric hospitals and a dental hospital.

“The laboratories have equipment with the latest technology. You can’t even find this quality in private hospitals in Elazig. This is why the local community is very satisfied with the hospital”, says Eren Ekmekçi, Deputy General Manager of the facility management company Rönesans.

“We have a lot of equipment, robots, or like here, spatial apparatus, and it’s really satisfying to benefit from this type of facility which you don’t find anywhere else”, says a physiotherapist who has been working at Fethi Sekin Hospital in Elazig City since it opened its doors on 1 August 2018.

She is assisting a 5 year-old child with cerebral palsy who is working hard to exercise his tiny legs, walking on an apparatus with a spatial structure. It is an apparatus with elastic straps that is only available in the physiotherapy unit of the Elazig hospital.
Reportage

The Fethi Sekin Public Hospital in Elazig contributes to improving the provision of care, including hospital care, for disadvantaged and middle-class populations.