The National Center for Spinal Disorders completed a 600 million forint development project in November, 2015, partly financed through its own funds and partly, through a bank loan.
The itensive care unit was completely remodeled, new equipment installed and the patient capacity increased with the addition of a number of new beds. The Radiological Department was enriched by a top category Siemens MRI thereby significantly broadening the Center’s diagnostic spectrum. A new digital patient call system was also installed to better handle our increased patient load.
“The basic objective of the project was to raise the quality of our infrastructure in every area to the level of the work found here and to increase our capacity in order to meet the increasing demands made on us. Our goal is to offer our patients the very best services for which continuous development is essential.
As far as medical technology, the renovation of the intensive care unit will now support our spine care needs at a higher level than before and the expansion and new instruments will allow us to care for more patients. Now, thanks to the new CT/MRI center, our examination spectrum is significantly wider and the waiting period shorter”, said Peter Paul Varga, MD, Director-General of the Buda Health Center.
State-of-the-art equipment at the intensive care unit
The new intensive care unit was developed in the location occupied by the existing unit since 2006. Completely renovated architecturally and engineering wise, the medical instruments renewed and with ten beds added, the unit ensures the institute's intensive therapy background with a modern infrastructure that meet international standards. This development will allow us to increase by as much as twenty percent the number of spinal surgeries that require intensive care.
The new MRI increases the number of examinations
The Radiological Department acquired a 1.5 Tesla Siemens MAGNETOM Amira MRI. The German company’s newest equipment, it has such functions and innovations to make it one-of-a-kind in this category, in Europe. This new machine will enable us to broaden the spectrum and capacity of our examinations. In addition to examinations of the general spine, orthopedics and the cranium, facial bones, eye sockets, cranial cavity, hypogastric, pelvic and special gastroenterological examinations will now be possible. The open MRI will still be used, along with the new equipment, for patients suffering from claustrophobia.
New central sterilizer
A new, modern central sterilizer was also part of this project. The sterilizer meets all requirements from every standpoint and thanks to this new, modern, large capacity equipment, in addition to quality sterilization, we now can perform faster, more precise and more effective work.
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