First-rate hospital department under a heliport is to welcome new patients soon

After two years of construction works at the area of the oldest part of the central building of the hospital in Frýdek-Místek a new modern surgery department has risen. On Tuesday 3 August it was opened in a ceremony by the governor of the Moravian and Silesian Region in attendance of other prominent guests. Construction of the new department took two years and the total costs including medical technology reached nearly CZK 460 million. 85% have been paid from the EU resources; the rest has been paid from the budget of the Moravian and Silesian Region.

Originally, the surgery department should have been refurbished in 2007. During preparation of the refurbishment, however, during a technical survey of the load-bearing structures it was found out that the oldest hospital building was in disrepair. Operation of the building was immediately terminated and the outpatient departments, intensive care unit of the main surgical fields, central operating theatres and in-patient wards were moved to other rooms. Then, in 2010, the building was demolished and after preparation taking three more years construction of a new surgery department was started in May 2013.

The completed building was in the past weeks fitted out with medical technology, furnishings and IT technology. The departments of surgery and traumatology, orthopaedics and urology are now moving there. These will have five operating theatres, 10 outpatient wards and 107 beds available. Trial operation is to start soon. It is scheduled in such a way so as the first patients could start their treatment here at the end of October/beginning of November.

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