The first phase of the Korányi project has been finished at Semmelweis University. In the framework of the investment sponsored by the European Union with more than 8 billion HUF, patient care has already been started at the Central Patient Care Building with a professional content in line with the first phase of the project. The recently built building has 8 floors and its area is of 20 000 m2. -reports the Hungarian University
“Patient care has already been started in the new building, rooms and offices are now occupied by patients and the employees of the university. Please allow me to express my gratitude to Dr. Tivadar Tulassay, rector emeritus, who dreamed the plans of this project together with his colleagues, and who applied for EU fundings successfully. It is especially important to emphasize that the new building is located in the heart of the External Clinical Block according to the initial plans, and it has a great role in providing services to all the other clinics of this block. As acting rector, I could witness the construction process even if the planning phase was closed earlier. We are very grateful for several colleagues for their great work related to this project, but I would like to highlight the name of Dr. János Gál, previous vice-rector for clinical affairs, as well as Dr. Miklós Szathmári, who was responsible for the construction processes assigned by the rector and I must say that he personally supervised the works with great attention.”, expressed Dr. Ágoston Szél, rector during the ceremony organized as the closing act of the first phase of the project.
In the modern Central Patient Care Building, which meets the requirements of the 21st century, among others the Department of Orthopaedics and the Department of Radiology can be found. With the moving-in of the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Therapy, the central department of intensive care has been established. In the areas renovated in the framework of the project the following departments were placed: the outpatient care of the 2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the ultrasound section for pregnant women and the Perinatal Intensive Care Centre. The centralization of diagnostic imaging related tasks resulted in a structure including the new central laboratory, the central sterilizer and the central pharmacy. The new building is connected with a modern corridor system to the clinics of the External Clinical Block.