The City of Hamburg is putting EUR 14.8 million towards the new Asklepios Klinik Nord while Asklepios is injecting funds of EUR 1.2 million to expand neonatology and neurological patient care, a press release said Wednesday. “The investment means Hamburg is committed to the quality of hospitals and to the urban health centre. The extended, new structure of neonatology, neurological diagnostics and therapy is another important step towards modernising the Asklepios Klinik Nord and to creating better structures for patient care,” said Cornelia Prüfer-Storcks, Senator for Health. The new building is to due to open next spring.
Cutting edge centre for premature babies
The cutting edge neonatology centre will provide treatment for premature babies and house a parent-child, “rooming-in” centre as well as a parent lounge. The new parent-child centre will have eleven rooms to which parents can be admitted with their child. Six special rooms will be available in the event that both mother and child need simultaneous care.
More space for neurology
The neurological department with functional diagnostics and early rehabilitation will be housed on the ground floor. “The move goes hand in hand with a noticeable extension of capacity i.e. more rooms for physiotherapy, occupational therapy as well as individual speech therapy and more space for large pieces of equipment that are important for the therapy of patients with severe neurological disorders,” said Prof Dr. Günter Seidel, Physician-in-Chief of the Department of Neurology and Neurological Early Rehabilitation. Stroke patients in particular will benefit from this. Every year, more than 1,500 patients arrive in the clinic via the Accident and Emergency Department. Accessibility for patients in beds, in wheelchairs or who use a walking frame will also be improved.
Sources and further information: