Pre-Feasibility Study on Hasanuddin University Development Plan

Area of competence: 
Health Facilities and Services
Donor organization: 
KfW (KfW Development Bank)
Start of Project: 
End of Project: 
Value of service: 
€ 109,034
Description of Project: 

Hasanuddin University Hospital (known as UNHAS), a Class B teaching hospital on the site of Hasanuddin University in Makassar City, South Sulawesi, intended to develop its facilities and several years ago produced a development plan to create new buildings and develop centres of excellence for certain clinical specialties, and for training and research. The latest version was produced in 2015. This plan was been supported in principle by the relevant ministry and submitted to the Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) for consideration for foreign funding. Earlier in 2016 the project was gazetted into the BAPPENAS Blue Book, at which stage KfW indicated an interest in possibly extending a promotional loan to cover the costs of the development actiities. There was therefore a requirement for the proposal to meet the readiness criteria (daftar kegiatan) of BAPPENAS to be included in the Green Book, and be considered an appropriate recipient of an approx. USD 30 million loan by KfW Development Bank.

Description of Services: 

The purpose of the pre-feasibility study undertaken by EPOS Health Management, and funded by KfW, was to assess the viability of the proposed expansion of the 810-bed HUH as detailed in the Development Plan, examining the current performance, facilities and finances of the hospital, the data and assumptions upon which the planning has been undertaken, as well as to gauge potential impact of the expansion on health outcomes, budget requirements, qualified staffing availability and training needs, medical education capacities, and referral responsibilities, taking also the role of RSWS into account.

As a result of the study, a detailed pre-feasibility study report was submitted to HUH and KfW which elaborated detailed justification of the proposed investment measures and the respective cost calculations as well as implementation schedule, allowing KfW to assess the viability of financing a project encompassing

  • Purchase of Hospital Equipment:

  • Procurement of Medical Equipment for Medical Education

  • Improving five specialties as Centres of Excellence: Trauma, Ophthalmology, Oncology, Fertility & Endocrinology and Neuro-intervention

  • Improving the Diagnostics Centre and Clinical Pharmacy

  • A Simulation Centre to facilitate clinical education and training

  • Improving the Hasanuddin University Research Laboratory

  • Development of a Hospital Management Information System for HUH and a Telemedicine System for HUH to be a Centre for Telemedicine in Eastern Indonesia.

The resulting pre-feasibility report was well received by the Hospital and the bank, and resulted in the signing of the long agreement.

Project Volume: 
€ 109,034