Improving health services for children in Wielkopolskie region, Poland
The construction of Children’s Health Centre in Poznan, north-west Poland, is set to transform paediatric services across the Wielkopolskie region. The project, which includes the purchase and installation of equipment, brings a number of existing medical services under one roof to improve quality of care for children and their families.
The new building is part of the existing ‘Specialised Health Care Team for Mother and Child Hospital Group’ which operates in seven locations across Poznan. Three of these sites have moved to the new facility with the Rehabilitation Centre for Children, based in the suburb of Kiekrz, to join in the future. With a floor area of 35 900m2, the new centre is 55 % larger than the existing sites, which are now too small to cater for the number of patients. This newly built state-of-the-art paediatric hospital in Poland is equipped with the latest medical technology and is one of the largest paediatric hospitals in Poland.
An emergency care department for children forms part of the new centre, which benefits from access to a helipad at the regional hospital next door. This asset makes it be possible to create the only paediatric hospital emergency department in Wielkopolskie. The new centre boasts greater orthopaedics and trauma service capacity, and a rehabilitation department. Victims of minor accidents can expect to receive high-quality assistance at the new facilities.
In addition to housing relocated services, the centre is replacing a paediatric hospital that does not meet modern levels of treatment. With its new technologies and modern, ergonomic design, the centre improves both access to and quality of medical services for the region’s population. All the facilities meet the needs of people with disabilities. Care for sick children will be greatly improved through this EU-supported investment.
The modern technologies in the new centre will help improve the work and efficiency of medical staff and optimise the operational costs of paediatric care. The comfort of patients will also be increased. The population covered by these improved health services is 724 793.
The hospital has 5 operating theatres, where miscea CLASSIC sensor faucet dispenser systems are installed on the all-in-one hygienic medical scrub sinks from Alvo Medical. The ergonomic and hygienic design of the product enables medical staff to perform the necessary hand hygiene procedures more comfortably and conveniently, which in turn benefits both patients and hospital by helping to:
- reduce the risk of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) through better hand hygiene
- reduce operating costs associated with water consumption
- more efficiently perform water flushes to prevent water contamination by bacteria
- more better manage consumption of hand hygiene consumables (soap / disinfectant)