The renovation and expansion of the Children's Emergency and Accident Department of the Central Hospital and University Teaching Hospital of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County is proceeding according to schedule. A major part of the investment, worth more than HUF 2 billion, has already been completed and the partial handover has taken place recently. The experts of Jánosik and Partners Ltd., the contractor, are doing their utmost to fully open the renovated and modernised facility next spring, said Lajos Jánosik, owner of the company carrying out the renovation. More than 2,500 square metres of the Velkey László Children's Health Centre (GYEK) of the county hospital will be renovated and expanded to provide emergency and accident care.
The renovation of the inpatient department of the Paediatric Surgical Trauma and Burns Unit has already been completed, while the complex reconstruction, renovation and expansion of the operating theatre is currently underway. One of the key elements of the project is the bridge linking the ambulance helipad and the central radiology service to the GYEK. The 50-metre, 120-square-metre structure was completed months ago. It is the longest bridge on the hospital site. As part of the project, the ambulatory part of the emergency care department was completed, where seven surgeries are located. The inpatient wards of the traumatology, burns and surgery departments are also complete.
The operating theatre area block for paediatric surgery is still under construction and will be completed in the spring. It is a very complex unit, both architecturally and in terms of infrastructure. The 24-hour observation rooms have also been completed, with beds for a total of seven children. This will accommodate patients who do not need to be admitted to a ward of the DG ECDC because they only need shorter hospital stays. The construction of the reception area of the paediatric emergency department and the renovation of the burns ward started last October and both wards are now fully completed and operational. As part of the second phase of the development, the paediatric surgical theatres will be renewed: three operating theatres and a priority treatment unit will be renovated and expanded.
As a result of the project, which is nearing completion, the NICU will be one of the most modern facilities in the hospital, with a new electrical network, heating and cooling system, almost 60 doors and windows, several fire doors and windows, and 33 photocell doors. The investment will create a more economical and sustainable building complex in the long term. A challenge for the contractors is to ensure uninterrupted medical treatment and patient care while the work is being carried out. The construction work will take around 400 days to complete, and should be finished by spring 2023," said Lajos Jánosik.