The Tallinn City Council approved a bill to obligate the City Government to draw up a plan for the construction of the new Tallinn Hospital by the second quarter of 2016.
The plan sees a construction of a 700-bed hospital in an area between Lasnamäe and Maarjamäe districts. The central hospitals in Tallinn will also be united under one foundation, also named the Tallinn Hospital.
The aim of the project is to improve quality and availability of healthcare in Tallinn and in north Estonia.
Once complete the hospital should be Estonia's largest, and would only be rivaled by the University Hospital complex in Tartu.
However, the hospital is unlikely to open its doors before 2025.
Editor: J.M. Laats