In the Jósa András Teaching Hospital, demolition work has begun on the infectology building in order to build a new nursing home that meets the requirements of present days.
The renovation of the building erected in the 60’s would have cost more than the construction of a new building, which is why the modernization was justified. Demolition of the old infectious disease department is expected to take 45 days, and after the works are completed, the construction of the nursing home can begin, which is expected to be handed over at the end of 2023. The nursing home, which will be built at a cost of HuF 1.1 billion, will provide accommodation for 118 people on 3 floors and a total of 3,000 square meters. The current nursing home, which was built in 1975, has 34 rooms and a total of 67 beds – each floor provides residents with a shared bathroom block and kitchen – is already considered outdated.
In the new building, on the other hand, 59 double, mini-studio rooms will await the residents. The 25-square-meter, one-space apartments have dining kitchens, built-in wardrobes, and water blocks with toilets and showers. The new building can help make the institution more attractive to the approximately 1,800 employees, as some of their employees were forced to sublease, as the hospital does not have enough capacity to accommodate all of its employees. The nurse’s hostel will provide employees with accommodation at a reduced price, in the immediate vicinity of their workplace. But it will not only make it easier for them, it will also provide accommodation for those who are only temporarily staying at the institution as substitutes.
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