The MUG Invasive Medicine Centre
The MUG Invasive Medicine Centre is regarded as one of the most modern hospitals in Europe. It has 5 floors, an underground garage with spaces for 197 cars and 89 parking spaces outside. The new hospital consists of 12 wards, with at least 10 beds each. The Centre’s maximum bedspace is 311 patients, hospitalized in either single or double rooms.
The front of the building features a large, covered entrance into the lobby of Building A. The top floor of this building is occupied by the Department of General, Endocrine and Transplant Surgery. Whereas the on remaining floors are located the outpatient clinics, the main registration desk, patient admissions desks, pharmacy, coatrooms and access to the main hallway. From this hallway patients have access to the cafeteria, shops and via galleries and walkways to every building within the Centre.
Buildings C1, C2 and C3 all face the West and house all the patient wards. These three buildings form a letter “E” connected by galleries, elevators and staircases accessible from the main hallway. At the end of each of these three buildings there are additional staircases and common rooms for patients, featuring views of the adjacent forrest.
Facing the East is the Building B, the heart of this hospital. It has been designed based on the mutual cooperation between the Emergency Department, the Operating Block, the Department of Radiology and the Sterilization Department. In order to give our patients maximum protection from perioperative infections, each of the Centre’s 15 operating theater’s walls are lined with glass panels, which are easier to disinfect.
Directly adjacent to the operating theaters are the recovery rooms, where patients are transported immediately after their procedures are finished. The recovery rooms feature double windows which block the outside noise.
The roof of Building B functions as a helicopter landing pad, which is connected with the Emergency Department via two elevators. Whereas its underground floor is home to numerous technical rooms and storage.
The Centre is also an education site and contains a 288-seat lecture hall, several seminar rooms and a computer lab. All operating theaters are equipped with audio/video gear, which allows transmission of live broadcast to the didactic rooms as well as recording and storing the footage from operations. A pneumatic tube system makes the transport of blood samples to the laboratory even faster.