Korányi Project is one of the largest recent healthcare infrastructure projects of Hungary.
In the framework of the Project, a new 7-floor Central Medical Care Building with a total floor area of 19,403 sqm is being built which will make Semmelweis University an active member of the emergency medical care of both Budapest and the surrounding region.
The technical content of the Project evolved over 5 years, when, in 2011, it was granted funding under the Central Hungary Operational Programme. A further phase was included later in 2011 which is based on Semmelweis Plan (a professional concept of the Ministry of National Resources on the reform of the national health care system).
Objectives of the Korányi Project are: institutional modernization, rationalization of resources, centralization, and the reduction of University sites. The completed project will enable patients an easier access to health care services.
The new Central Medical Care Building will have an Emergency Centre, Traumatology and Orthopaedic ambulance treatment and inpatient units with 110 beds each, and Intensive therapy units with 29+18 beds together with the needed operating and pre/postoperative capacity. A modern Radiology, Central Clinical Diagnostics, a Central Sterilizing and Bed Disinfection Unit, a Physiotherapy Unit and a Central Laboratory will provide for the whole Outer Clinical Site of the University.
The new building will be an organic part of the Outer Clinical Site, and will have direct connection to the 2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology as well as to the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Oncotherapy. A corridor will serve as a passageway to all other clinical buildings (such as the 1st Department of Surgery, the 1st Department of Internal Medicine, the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, the Department of Neurology, the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, and the Department of Urology). This corridor will be an extension of the already existing corridor, and by this, a complete corridor network will ensure the safe and fast access to the centralized functions.
In case of the Emergency Centre, a single entry point system is planned to be introduced in the Central Medical Care Building. By creating shorter patient paths, life chances increase, complications can be reduced, and furthermore, by the effective organization of health care services, ambulant and emergency incidents can be treated at the most optimal place and time.
The highest number of outpatient visits will take place in the ground floor. Ambulatory patients will be admitted and registered there, and they will be directed further to the relevant health care unit or department.
A progressive emergency infrastructure with regional duties will be established in the new building, according to the Semmelweis Plan. Emergency cases will arrive at the Emergency Centre at the ground floor where they receive a quick diagnosis and primary care. Patients who need further hospital treatment can then be forwarded to the competent department or unit, based on their actual condition. Both ambulances and outpatients will have access to this Emergency Centre.
The building will be constructed with a helipad ambulance entrance on the roof, and parking places will be available for back-office service providers (such as laundry, waste shipment, etc).
The new Central Clinical Diagnostics will be located at the 1st floor. Radiology services (Computed Tomograph, Ultrasonic examination, Radiography, Endoscopia) will be available for patients from all clinical buildings. Both in- and outpatients can make use of the available diagnostic services at this floor where the patients are efficiently directed to separated waiting areas.
The Central Laboratory will integrate activities that are available at 3 different sites at present. The layout of the Laboratory makes it possible to include an automated chemical laboratory capacity as well as accommodating the current functions and instruments. The units will be linked to the Laboratory by a pneumatic tube mail system which enables a safe and quick delivery of materials.
The 2nd to 5th floors will have inpatient units (Traumatology, Orthopaedics, Intensive Therapy Unit, Pre/postoperative Unit) together with the necessary operative and observation capacity and back-office services.
The helicopter landing site on the roof will ensure health care without latency. Due to this, the life chances of those taken in this way can increase to a significant extent.
The establishment of the new facility will result in real medical and professional integration, it will abolish parallelism in health care in both professional and physical terms, while promoting a standardized, patient-centred and unified operation, and the implementation of a complex programme.
The project has a total budget of 43.71 million EUR, and is co-financed by the European Union. EU assistance amounts to 28.97 million EUR.