In an aging society, more hospital places are needed. An extensive expansion and modernization program is therefore running in Rostock.
Rostock (dpa/mv) - The first new building in a series of several expansion measures was put into operation at the Südstadtklinikum in Rostock on Monday. The two-storey building, which cost around ten million euros, contains a heart catheter laboratory with two measuring stations and an operating room with a large radiological device for cardiology, vascular and spinal surgery, as the clinic reported. The ground-breaking ceremony was only held in September last year, and operations are now scheduled to start in May.
With the new building and the modern high-tech medical technology, the Südstadt Clinic is optimally adjusted to the population development, said Health State Secretary Sylvia Grimm. "With an aging society, the demand for high-quality treatment options is also increasing."
In total, the state, city and Südstadt-Klinik will invest around 90 million euros in the coming years. While the addition of 102 spaces to the multi-storey car park has also been completed, preparations for expanding a central emergency room and building a new central kitchen are well advanced. In addition, the planning for the construction of a medical center and a new bed building as well as for the modernization of the maternity wards in the university women's clinic at the Südstadtklinikum are in full swing.