Hospital No. 2 changed out of all recognition
Half a year and almost PLN 10 million from the city budget and Norwegian funds was enough
With the support of the City Office in Mysłowice and Norwegian funds, the hospital has done comprehensive thermomodernization and acquired renewable energy sources. In addition, the City also funded the renovation of the internal diseases unit. The value of the entire project amounts to nearly PLN 10 million.
Hospital No. 2 in Mysłowice turns one hundred this year. A great part of the whole complex is historical, which explains the need for appropriate heating technologies to be applied. Also the interiors of the building which houses, among others, the hospital pharmacy, the reception and the internal diseases unit needed a thorough overhaul. Meritum Grupa Budowlana was the contractor selected by the Hospital under the tender procedure.
Two parts for the better whole
The entire project was divided into two interdependent parts. The first concerned the thermomodernization and renewable energy sources. The Hospital acquired money from Norwegian funds for this purpose. The second part is to focus on the renovation of building A.
Almost 80 per cent of funding from Norwegian Funds
The project “Improving the energy efficiency of facilities of the Independent Public Health Care Centre of Tadeusz Boczoń, M.D. Hospital No. 2 in Mysłowice through the thermomodernization and use of renewable energy sources” within the framework of the EEA Financial Mechanism for 2009-2014 for the operational program PL04 “Energy saving and promoting renewable energy sources” provides envisages insulation of walls and ceilings of the outermost buildings, exchange of external doors and windows, exchange of water central heating and hot water installations, installation of equipment to use solar energy and lighting installation. Its total value amounts to nearly PLN 4 million. The funding from Norwegian funds amounts to 76.6 percent (PLN 2.9 million). The remaining part, PLN 1.1 million, it tcomes from the municipal budget. Owing to this investment, savings on energy can be as high as PLN 400,000 per year.
The internal diseases unit to gain more
The second part of the renovation, which was entirely financed by Mysłowice city hall, includes the renovation of the building housing the internal diseases unit. It assumes redevelopment of the first and second floors just for the needs of the internal diseases unit, redevelopment of the premises of the hospital pharmacy and the laboratory, adapting them to the relevant requirements, and the entire facility - to the requirements of fire regulations. The whole investment is to cost nearly PLN 5.7 million.
“Hospital No. 2 is our municipal facility and our task is to make sure that its patients have the best possible conditions of stay during hospitalization. Therefore, repairs and upgrades of the hospital’s equipment are essential. More than year ago, we partly funded the purchase of equipment for the eye and trauma units, soon, thanks to the funding acquired by the Hospital, the internal diseases unit acquired more equipment, this time for cardiac diagnosis. We are happy that so much has already been done. I hope that the last investment, and we are talking about a really big financial outlay, will bring tangible benefits for both patients and the hospital” says Edward Lasok, Mayor of Mysłowice.
Hospital under renovation
Mariusz Wołosz, Director of Hospital No. 2 admits that such a large scope of work has only a small impact on the functioning of the hospital. We attempted to minimize it by proper arrangement of the work schedule The comfort of patients was not reduced by the use of tight bulkheads separating them from overhauled places and the designation of separate traffic routes for the overhaul and medical activities,” he assures.
The Dr Tadeusz Boczoń Hospital No. 2 in Mysłowice, Independent Public Healthcare Centre, received subsidies for the following projects implemented as part of the PL04 operational programme “Saving energy and promoting renewable energy sources” aimed to reduce greenhouse gases and pollutants emissions to the atmosphere, and to increase the share of renewable energy in overall energy consumption