Construction of a new neonatal intensive care unit in the Marie Curie Hospital

Project: Construction of a new neonatal intensive care unit in the Marie Curie Hospital
Partner: Inima Copiilor Association
Beneficiaries: new-borns and premature infants suffering of diseases, birth defects and various trauma
Location: Bucharest
Launch year: 2013
Budget: RON 8,100,000

Project objective:

Construction in the Marie Curie Hospital Bucharest of the most modern neonatal intensive care unit in the South-Eastern Europe, to offer as many children as possible a chance to care and life.

Problem:

Until November 2013, the neonatal intensive care unit of the Marie Curie Hospital managed to treat and save every year about 200 new-borns and premature infants suffering of diseases, birth defects and various trauma.
The neonatal mortality rate was the lowest in Romania, close to the average recorded by prestigious European centres, which was remarkable in a country ranking very low in Europe in what regards infant mortality.
Nevertheless, other 200 children were annually refused admission simply because the unit – with 11 beds and an area of 190 sq. m – was not large enough.

Solution:

Together with the Inima Copiilor Association and the Marie Curie Hospital we built from the ground up and we arranged the most modern neonatal intensive care unit in the South-Eastern Europe.

Results:

We built in only 16 months a new 4-floor building, with a 27-bed capacity and an area of 1600 sq. m, where 400 new-borns from all over the country can be annually treated.

The new unit, inspired from the best similar unit in the world – the Iowa University Hospital, USA – has now treatment space on two floors, built in compliance with the strictest international construction and medical standards.

The little patients benefit from separate care compartments, provided with medical gas, advanced air conditioning systems, individual monitoring, high sterility and safety level in low noise and friendly lighting conditions