29/10/2019 Tuesday

Poland's largest and most modern hospital opened in Kraków

The Director of the Hospital Marcin Jędrychowski said that the facility is the largest and most modern in Central and Eastern Europe. Jacek Bednarczyk/PAP

The University Hospital in Kraków, southern Poland, the largest and most modern medical centre in Poland, was officially opened on Monday. The value of the investment totalled PLN 1.2 billion (EUR 280.7 mln).

The Director of the Hospital Marcin Jędrychowski said that the facility is the largest and most modern in Central and Eastern Europe. The annual budget of the hospital is PLN 1 billion (EUR 233.9 mln). One shift in the hospital involves around 2,000 staff and 1,000 patients.

The University Hospital covers 16 hectares, and has 21 departments with 925 hospital beds, 21 clinical departments and 27 out-patient clinics and a modern diagnostics laboratory. The Krakow hospital employs 4,500 people.

The hospital's area also includes 1,200 parking places and a landing pad.

The first investment phase, lasting one year, oversaw the preparation of the project, the following three years covered the construction work. Its total cost was over PLN 1.2 billion (EUR 280.7 mln), out of which PLN 800 mln (EUR 187.1 mln) came from the state budget, PLN 255 million (EUR 59.6 mln) from the regional operational programme of the Małopolskie province and the rest was covered by the Collegium Medicum of the Jagiellonian University.