Europe's Biggest Hospital Next in Turkey's Bid to Be Health Center

Turkey inaugurated Europe’s biggest hospital with 3,704 beds in Ankara.

Turkey has been working very hard to become the world's best-known health service provider with new and modern city hospitals. Europe's biggest hospital was inaugurated by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Ankara's Bilkent district. Erdoğan noted that with the city hospitals, patients will no longer face difficulties accessing health care. He also added that the city hospitals were a dream of his and that he sees them as the peak of the health system.

Ankara City Hospital has a 3,704-bed capacity and will be able to provide health care for all levels of intensive care patients with 674 intense care beds. The hospital also has 131 fully equipped operating rooms. The hospital is expected to provide health care to 30,000 patients a day.

Health Minister gave some information about the health complex, which is Europe's biggest and the world's third-biggest hospital. It consists of hospitals focusing on particular fields: Hospitals for cardiovascular diseases, neurosciences and orthopedics, children's health and diseases, gynecology and obstetrics, oncology, physical therapy and rehabilitation. 

The main objective of the city hospitals is to solve all the health problems of a patient in one center. Turkey has great potential in health tourism and these complexes are very serious candidates in the future to be renowned brands in the world.

Ambassadors and representatives of foreign missions from 45 countries attended the opening ceremony in conjunction with high-level officers from Kuwait and Bahrain.


The Ankara town Hospital in the Bilkent district is that the ninth town hospital that has opened in Turkey. Between 2017 and 2018, 8 town hospitals were opened in different cities., and a lot of square measure planned. After they are all finished, the bed capacity in total will be 44,409. Additionally, 9 different town hospitals are currently in construction across the country.

In the opening ceremony IC Holding's İbrahim Çeçen, contractor of the hospital, thanked Erdoğan and the health minister as well as previous ministers for their steadfast support in the process.

In recent years, Turkey has taken the steps to rejuvenate its health care system. Hospitals run by the Health Ministry and the Social Security Fund (SGK) were merged to prevent overcrowding. The government also reduced red tape in the treatment of patients with social security at teaching hospitals run by universities.

Last Updated: 22.4.2019 10:04:01

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