In accordance with the resolutions of the Ministry of Human Capacities of Hungary, an epidemic hospital and center has been established in the Western park of Albert Szent-Györgyi Healthcare Centre of the University of Szeged, widely known as Hospital no. II (II-es kórház), at 57 Kálvária sgt., Szeged.
With reference to the pace of the coronavirus outbreak in the region, the of Albert Szent-Györgyi Healthcare Centre of the University of Szeged is prepared for the arrival of possible infected, as well as in-patient and intensive unit care related to the disease.
The Western park of the hospital complex , at 57 Kálvária sgt. is ideal to be used as an epidemic hospital since separation from other patients being treated by other hospital units of the Healthcare Centre is fully ensured. The spread of the disease is impossible as separated patient corridors have been established. CT scans, tools for intensive care and technical facilities were originally at disposal at the hospital.
A substantial restructuring of the current healthcare system was necessary to establish the epidemic hospital. A so-called secondary Emergency Department specialized in suspected infections has been developed in the room of former department of communicable diseases. Seven beds at the intensive care unit with medical ventilators are at disposal. In addition, for capacity extension reasons, surgery units have been converted into intensive care units, with 27 beds and ventilators. Two operating rooms are reserved for the treatment of patients contracted with coronavirus. In the case of a development in the epidemic situation, the capacities of the hospital can be substantially expanded.
The clinical units currently operating in the building at Kálvária sgt.: the Department of Urology, the Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, and the Department of Oral, Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery have temporarily been moved out of the building, and the Psychiatric Clinic is in the process of being relocated. Details of the move can be found on the clinics' websites: www.klinikaikozpont.u-szeged.hu webpage.
Protective equipment for the protection of health workers - FFP2 and FFP3 masks, face shields, protective goggles and protective suite - in sufficient quantities are available in times of need. Health professionals at the Albert Szent-Györgyi Health Center estimated how many would volunteer in the newly established epidemiological care center - in line with the ratio of the coronavirus spreading. The positive feedback received from the health care professionals is testament to the high levels of professionalism in our state.
Resolutions and useful links:
Useful links and other resolutions:
General procedure on coronavirus issued by the National Public Health Service of Hungary here.
Informative video on coronavirus of WHO here.
WHO advices on hand washing here.
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