The Vice-President and Councilor for Welfare of the Lombardy Region, Letizia Moratti, and the Regional Councilor for Metropolitan City Development, Youth and Communication, Stefano Bolognini, visiting the new Policlinico in Milan.
On Tuesday 20 July, the Vice President and Councilor for Welfare of the Lombardy Region, Letizia Moratti, and the Regional Councilor for Metropolitan City Development, Youth and Communication, Stefano Bolognini, visited the construction site of the new hospital at the Milan Polyclinic.
The new hospital will rise in the large crater of the construction site behind the current one.
“This is a great project – stated Letizia Moratti – that only Milan and Lombardy could conceive and implement.”
“Now it needs broad communication to make it known and available to the whole city. The enhancement of its real estate assets, social housing, habitability and innovation, which are the figures of the new structure, absolutely deserve to be made known to the greatest number of people. “
“You are an example of excellence – concluded the vice president – and we, of course, are at your disposal to deepen the aspects of your action and scientific issues.”
The works planned for the new Polyclinic amount to 201 million euros, of which about 135 million are derived from the enhancement of the real estate assets, 30 million allocated by the Lombardy Region and 36 million provided by the Ministry of Health.
The new polyclinic will be ready in 2024. In October an info-point will be available for all citizens with videos and images illustrating the project, with an area for 30-40 seats.
On site of the Lombardy Region, the details of the project are available: the new Polyclinic stands on a construction site of 23,000 square meters and will be the largest and most modern hospital in the heart of the city. It will have a pedestrian gallery with services and commercial activities and an elevated park as large as the Milan Cathedral which will constitute a ‘green lung’.
The structure will consist of two blocks of 7 floors each, including the ground floor, joined by a central block of 3 floors, and 2 underground floors with a car park with approximately 500 spaces for employees, visitors and patients.
The entire structure will be built with innovative anti-seismic technology and materials with reduced environmental impact. The interiors will respect the natural cycles. The diagnostic rooms will present serene and welcoming scenarios, suitable for children; the hospital beds will be equipped with headboards with biodynamic lights: a type of lighting that mimics natural light.
The central body will house 21 operating theaters, as well as the systems and services that supply the entire hospital; here, in the underground floors, the great machines of Radiology and Neuroradiology will find space.
On the roof of the Central Building there will be a large raised Therapeutic Garden, modeled on the New York High Line. The Garden will have protected spaces for children’s activities, garden care workshops for patients, areas dedicated to pet therapy, yoga, fitness for the elderly and pregnant women.
The South Building will mainly be dedicated to women, newborns and children: the relative Emergency Area will be concentrated here, with the Obstetric-Gynecological Emergency Department, the Sexual and Domestic Violence Aid and the Pediatric First Aid. There will also be the entire Gynecological Area and the Area dedicated to Maternity and the Pathology of Pregnancy which, in detail, will have a Birth Block with 11 labor rooms (3 of which are equipped for water births) and 3 operating rooms dedicated to obstetric emergencies.
There will also be two special ‘Case del Parto’, that is mini-apartments that recreate a family environment, in which the woman can live the experience of childbirth at home while remaining in a protected environment. Access is identical to that of an ordinary hospitalization (and therefore it will be free): they will be dedicated to women with a low-risk pregnancy and will allow you to have recourse, in case of need, to the specialists and state-of-the-art equipment that will be found. literally next door.