Split to Start Building New Medical Centre Next Year

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ZAGREB, August 12, 2019 – At the start of 2020, the construction of a new healthcare centre with an integrated accident & emergency department (A&E) will begin in the coastal city of Split, the Večernji List daily reported on Monday.

The new centre will specialise in emergency medicine and the acute care for patients, the head of the Split University Hospital Centre, Julije Meštrović was quoted as saying.

Apart from that hospital with integrated accident & emergency services, Split is going to construct a building housing several clinics that will operate on an outpatient basis, according to the newspaper.

Mestrovic said that the money for these two projects would be partly secured from the EU funds.

The new hospital facilities in Split are part of the government’s plan for healtcare system which also includes the future national children’s hospital at Blato, Zagreb as well as new hospital facilities in Osijek, Rijeka and Pula, the daily reported.

In mid-April, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandić signed a framework agreement on cooperation in preparing the project “Building the national children’s hospital,” which is the first step in implementing the project for the construction of the hospital in Zagreb’s Blato neighbourhood.

The government-sponsored project is worth 42.3 million kuna, of which 85% will be financed by the European Regional Development Fund. The rest of the funds will be secured from the state and Zagreb city budgets. The new children’s hospital will also provide care in gynaecology and obstetrics. Health Minister Milan Kujundžić said then that new national children’s hospital would provide all forms of treatment of children’s diseases in one place.

More health news can be found in the Lifestyle section.


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