General reconstruction of the maternity hospital for billions!
Replacement of engineering networks, repair of obsolete facades and roofs, construction of new social facilities and modern rooms, comprehensive reconstruction of delivery rooms or construction of a completely new neonatology pavilion with highly specialized care for premature babies. This is what the general reconstruction of the Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinic of the General University Hospital in Prague (VFN) and the 1st Medical Faculty of Charles University "U Apolináře" will look like, where in almost 150 years of its history doctors have helped more than half a million children. Today, the project plan for the reconstruction of the clinic building was symbolically handed over by the director of the General Hospital, David Feltl, to the Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and the Minister of Health, Adam Vojtěch. The modernization for 4.5 billion crowns is to be completed by 2030.
"The care at the U Apolináře maternity hospital is at an absolutely top level, although doctors and nurses often work here in less than satisfactory conditions. It is great that we now have a general reconstruction project ahead of us and we know its various stages. However, the popular Prague maternity hospital, which is used by mothers from all over the country, will thus be transformed into a modern facility of the twenty-first century. In the new perinatology center, all premature babies will be able to be with their mothers at all times. Our healthcare system needs an investment just like this. ” introduced Prime Minister Andrej Babiš.
"Just as the General Hospital is a key hospital in the Czech healthcare system, its gynecological and obstetric clinic has always been one of the most famous workplaces not only in our country, but also in Europe. The care in this facility is at the top level, but the historic building and the environment of the clinic are falling into disrepair and no longer meet the needs of today's medicine. During its almost 150-year history, it has not undergone any complete renewal. It has always responded to new trends only with minor internal layout modifications and partial modernization of technologies. I am therefore glad that the building will finally undergo a well-deserved modernization, " said Minister of Health Adam Vojtěch.
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