Later this year the first patients will appear in the newly built part of the Non-Invasive Medicine Centre. It is the largest investment currently carried out by the Medical University of Gdańsk, which is the next stage of the modernization of the University’s clinical base. Funds for the construction come mainly from the state budget, which has set aside over PLN 592 million for this purpose, and the University’s funds for PLN 24.2 million. The investment is being implemented as part of a multi-year program in 2015-2021.
The combined buildings of the Centre for Non-Invasive and Invasive Medicine form Poland’s most modern medical complex, where patients have access to innovative treatment methods and world-class medical equipment.
– Apart from conducting medical activities, it is also an important centre of pre-and postgraduate education of health care specialists, where students of the Medical University of Gdańsk will have an opportunity to improve their skills based on the current state-of-the-art technologies, explains Prof. Marcin Gruchała, Rector of the Medical University of Gdańsk. – Moreover, the complex constitutes a unique scientific and research centre, creating new conditions for the implementation of innovative multidisciplinary projects in the field of medical sciences.
Additional work and equipment with state-of-the-art medical equipment, beds, and furniture are currently being completed.
– Installation of medical equipment, including 2 CT and MRI scanners and 3 angiographs, is underway. The building was granted permission to operate on May 10th, and the final acceptance inspection by the general contractor took place on May 14th this year. – says Marek Langowski, Chancellor of the MUG.
The cost of the investment will increase by an additional PLN 75 million in 2021 and will amount to approximately PLN 691.6 million. UCK’s funds come from PLN 53 million for the purchase of medical equipment and furnishings, whereas PLN 22 million for the purchase of equipment are funds obtained by the MUG and UCC from other grants. The total cost of cubature and infrastructure is PLN 526 million zł and PLN 165.6 million for equipment, respectively.
TWO STAGES OF CONSTRUCTION
The project was divided into two stages due to the need to relocate some of the clinics from the demolished buildings to regain space for the second stage of construction. As part of the implementation of the first stage in 2015-2018, buildings B, C, and D were built, along with two connectors to the Invasive Medicine Centre. Department of Allergy and Pneumonology; Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology; Department of Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology and Gynecologic Endocrinology; Department of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery; Department of Hypertension and Diabetology; Department of Obstetrics; Department of Neonatology; and Department of Oncology and Radiotherapy are situated there.
During the second stage, building A and a connector to the Invasive Medicine Centre building were constructed. The following units will be located in the new space: 1st Department of Cardiology; 2nd Department of Cardiology and Cardiac Electrotherapy; Department of Internal Medicine, Connective Tissue Diseases and Geriatrics; Department of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine; Department of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery; Department of Nephrology, Transplantation and Internal Medicine; Department of Adult Neurology; Department of Adult Psychiatry, Department of Radiology and Administration of the University Clinical Centre in Gdańsk.
– After moving the units to the Non-Invasive Medicine Centre, buildings 7 and 8 will be demolished, while the premises where the Adult Neurology Clinic is currently located will be used to house the Clinical Research Support Centre – explains Arkadiusz Lendzion, UCC Deputy Chief Administrative and Technical Officer.
Construction of the Non-Invasive Medicine Centre began in 2015. The first three buildings (B, C, D) were commissioned in 2018. Segment A reached the shell in January 2020 and with the traditional topping out suspension, the construction work phase was completed.
photo Paweł Sudara/MUG