The Day Surgery and Intensive Care Unit will be completely renovated with €7 million in financing
The Istituto Ortopedico is also planning to purchase high-technology equipment and facilities
The complete refurbishment of Intensive Care Unit, operating theatres and day surgery beds, as well as the purchase and upgrading of equipment and facilities, to contribute to the technological and innovative development of one of the world's leading centres of healthcare excellence. These are the objectives of the €7 million loan granted by Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) to the IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli (IOR) in Bologna, which will enable the hospital to continue offering high quality treatment and care services.
Part of the funding, amounting to €5 million, will allow for the renovation of the Day Surgery areas, increasing the number of operating theatres from the current 2 to 3 and creating larger rooms for the benefit of patients.
Day Surgery will be relocated to the first floor of the hospital, next to and adjacent to the Institute's operating theatres, and will occupy an area of approximately 960 square metres. Work is expected to start by the end of 2023.
The Day Surgery service is for those operations that involve admission and discharge on the same day. This management model benefits patients by reducing the number of days they have to stay in hospital, as well as increasing organisational efficiency.
The Intensive Care Unit will be moved to the second floor of the hospital, with an area of approximately 1,400 square metres. The plan is to increase the number of beds to meet the needs of intensive and sub-intensive care.
All types of anaesthesia for different types of surgery are offered in this department. The ICU also serves the needs of diagnostic and interventional radiology and the accident and emergency department.
The design of the new ward aims to create an innovative environment with a focus on inpatient comfort with bright, spacious rooms and clear and intuitive routes. Work is scheduled to start by June 2023.
The remaining funds, totalling €2 million, will be used to purchase, replace and upgrade equipment.
As highlighted in the Group's third Integrated Report, social and healthcare infrastructures, together with housing and education infrastructures, are a set of goods and services designed to meet the essential needs of the community. The CDP Group sees them as real local capital and thus as strategic factors for social cohesion.
In line with the Strategic Plan, CDP has committed almost €80 million to 39 healthcare facilities by 2022, with the aim of ensuring greater diffusion and accessibility of infrastructures in the area by adapting them to the needs of the ecological and digital transition.
The loan to the IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli is in line with the action priorities set out in the Strategic Guidelines on Social Infrastructures, with the aim of contributing to the upgrading of the hospital site, promoting the adaptation of infrastructures to the most modern hospital models and generating a positive social and environmental impact.
The Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli in Bologna is a centre of excellence, ranked fifth in the world among orthopaedic hospitals. It is an international reference point in the development of orthopaedics, with more than 150,000 patients every year from Italy and abroad and 12 laboratories where doctors, biologists, engineers and other professionals carry out scientific research.