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Children’s Hospital has a new CT scanner

published: 2018-03-07 13:17, mlan
Children’s Hospital has a new CT scanner fot. Children’s Hospital has a new CT scanner

From 1 March, the young patients at the Children’s Hospital at Kopernika St. in Warsaw will be examined in the new Computed Tomography Lab, which was equipped on the basis of a City subsidy amounting to PLN 2.6 million.

 “Warsaw’s hospitals account for 25% of the public healthcare resources in the City. The one at Kopernika St. is one of ten such facilities. Following several years of renovation works, and the purchase of such great equipment as the new CT scanner, the hospital has become state-of-the-art, although just a dozen-or-so years ago it was not that obvious that our facilities will be so beautiful and advanced. Over the last 12 years, we have invested PLN 1.5 billion in Warsaw’s hospitals and outpatient clinics, and it really shows,” said Włodzimierz Paszyński, Deputy Mayor of Warsaw, during the CT Lab opening ceremony.

Modern and multifunctional
The new CT Lab adds to the diagnostic and treatment-related resources of the hospital. CT scans improve diagnosis rates for diseases in both initial and advanced stages, thus increasing the chances of curing patients and improving their quality of life. Early diagnosis helps better assess treatment effectiveness and detect any complications to reduce the time of medical interventions.

With young patients in mind
Lab rooms were designed in such a way as to create a friendly space for patients. They feature colourful wallpapers with images of houses, tenements, vehicles and animals. On the ceiling, there is a plafond, a round, decorative light fixture, which captures the attention of the youngest children during the examination. Immediately before the scan, patients can see a video with instructions, to let them know what to expect.

Children’s Hospital in Warsaw has been under renovations and upgrades for several years now. In December 2017, the hospital completed the penultimate stage of the modernisation of its oldest building, which dates back to the late 19th century. The building will house an orthopaedic surgery ward.
The Computer Tomography Lab will now operate in the newly built modern pavilion C. Previously, the capacity of the rooms in the historic hospital made it impossible to fit such equipment in there. The subsidies provided by the City of Warsaw for the projects implemented in 2007-2017 by the Children’s Hospital in Warsaw amounted to nearly PLN 70 million.