Telemedicine, surgeries and helicopters: Moscow to open a new stroke centre

Telemedicine, surgeries and helicopters: Moscow to open a new stroke centre
Its hospital will treat up to 9,000 patients a year. The centre will also have an outpatient clinic, a diagnostic and therapeutic branch, several operating theatres, and a telemedical centre.

The new premises of the Federal Centre of Cerebrovascular Pathology and Stroke, in Ostrovityanova Street, will open in the middle of next year, says Oleg Antosenko, head of the Moscow State Construction Supervision Committee.

The 300-bed hospital will treat up to 9,000 patients a year. The centre will also have a consultation clinic handling 250 visits per shift, a day hospital, and a diagnostic and therapeutic branch. The surgical wing will perform 550 operations a year.

The centre will also train doctors, with an autonomous research and educational centre that will have a helicopter pad, an underground parking lot for 147 vehicles, classrooms for 740 students, and a telemedical centre for patients from all parts of Russia.

 

The centre has several buildings of different heights – 5, 11 and 13 storeys, plus 3 underground storeys, with a total area of 68,900 square metres. Interior decoration is underway, lifts are being assembled and electric lines laid, including low-current ones. Furniture and medical equipment are being installed in some of the rooms.

The construction is funded from the federal budget.