Foundation stone ceremony

On September 22, 2022 took place the foundation stone ceremony of the future Outpatient Surgery Center. High point of the construction, it marked a key step in the project.

On this occasion, a time capsule was placed in the foundation of the building and then covered with concrete. Inside, a scalpel, medical pamphlets, architectural plans of the building and other emblematic objects of our time. Its location was then marked by a plaque so that one day it could be found.

Following their respective speeches, Mauro Poggio, State Councilor, Christophe Decor, general director of CPEG, Bertrand Levrat, general director of HUG and Pierre-Antoine Binard CFO of Hirslanden accompanied by Professor Jean-Yves Beaulieu, head of the hand and peripheral nerve surgery Unit at HUG and Doctor Sonja Saudan, anesthetist at Hirslanden Clinique La Colline, participated in filling the capsule.


Progress of the work

The deconstruction work, which began in October 2021, is now complete. With the help of a “crunsher”, an enormous machine able to cut through reinforced concrete, the teams have teared down the old clinic located on the site of the future Oupatient Surgery Center, at 22-24 avenue de Beau-Séjour. The rubble is now being removed, and it is time to clear the site for the rest of the work.


Building authorization

This was filed on 28 October 2020 along with a landscaping study of the Beau-Séjour 22-24 site and a mobility study. The building authorization was granted on 26 January 2022. This study examined flows, parking spaces, heritage protection, mobility solutions and urban and landscape planning.


Establishment of the building site, asbestos disposal

With the validation of the demolition authorization, the Caisse de prévoyance de l’Etat de Genève (CPEG), the owner of the building, started the deconstruction work of the current building. This work consists of several stages: firstly disposing of asbestos from the walls concerned, then the dismantling of the partitions and windows and finally the demolition of the façade using a “cruncher”, a machine which can cut directly through reinforced concrete. The ground will then be prepared for the foundations of the new building.


Signature of the public-private partnership between the HUG and Hirslanden Group

The first outpatient surgery centre is scheduled to open its doors in Geneva in 2024 thanks to the combined strength of the HUG and Hirslanden Group. The partnership was signed on 9 October 2019 by Bertrand Levrat, CEO of the HUG and Daniel Liedtke, CEO of the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group. Operation of the outpatient surgery centre will be managed by a limited company. The two partners are equal shareholders in the company.