The Penta investment group asked authorities for permission to build a new €100m hospital with 400 beds and 1,200 employees in Bratislava, next to its Bory shopping center. Besides the hospital, it will build a residential project there as well. The hospital will be run by Svet zdravia, which already manages 14 regional hospitals. The new hospital will be equipped to deal with even the most difficult cases. Its opening is planned for 2021. That year, the state plans to start building its own €250m new hospital, in nearby Rázsochy area.
Last November, Penta opened a new, smaller €34m hospital in Michalovce, the first new one it has built.