Borgo Trento Hospital
Place: Borgo Trento (Verona)
Customer: Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata – Verona
Surface: 96,000 m²
Notes: Total beds: 511 + 110 for intensive care + 40 day care – Operating Theatres: 33
The project of the New Surgery, Intensive Care & Emergency Unit of Borgo Trento Hospital represents one of the biggest projects of hospital renovation in Europe, centralizing the main specialized operative units (from Neurosurgery to Cardiac Surgery), which were previously positioned in the several historical pavilions, including also ordinary wards, intensive and semi-intensive care units (General, Organs transplant, Burns Centre), Stroke Unit and Coronary Intensive Care Unit.
The new building also contains the Accident & Emergency Department and the Radiology and Endoscopic Centre with advanced diagnostic imaging, test laboratories, procedural units, associated services and support areas.
The project has been thought as follows:
1. Preparatory works: The main works have included the demolition of existing buildings, the construction of a new “integrated technical services unit” (in an area previously occupied by the electric substation) including a new central heating system, a refrigeration system, a cogeneration gas powerplant, oxygen store, general control room and workshops. These works have only marginally affected the existing technical service networks, that have continued working even during the construction phase of the new building. Also the MEP distribution network has been upgraded.
After these preparatory activities, construction of the main hospital building has begun with all the healthcare activities able to continue with no significant interference.
2. Construction of the Surgery Centre: This stage has included the construction of the main building with a central court, the smaller Outpatient Clinic building located above the underground services block (which includes radiology, diagnostics and laboratories) and the Accident & Emergency building located directly opposite the river Adige.