The historical pavilion of the České Budějovice Hospital has undergone an extensive reconstruction. The renovated premises now serve the Psychiatric Department and were inaugurated on Monday 11 March.
Repairs of more than a hundred years old building located in the upper part of the hospital area lasted nearly eighteen months. The construction works also included annexation of new parts. In the underground floor of the pavilion, there are technical and storage facilities; on the ground floor, there is an ambulance and a day care psychiatric ward. On other floors, space was created for psychiatric inpatients stations.
The reconstruction with the annexed part came to almost 233 million including VAT out of which 180 million CZK was subsidized – 85 percent from the European Union, the rest was co-financed by the South Bohemian Region.
In order to cover acute psychiatric care in the catchment area, it was necessary to increase the capacity of inpatient care. The individual stations are structured to enable the management of the full range of mental disorders to ensure safety and adequate comfort of patients.
An important part was the establishment of a day care centre with regard to the system of comprehensive rehabilitation. Specialized workshops have been created in a day care centre which will work closely with community care units, such as a ceramic workshop, a men’s and women’s workshops for skills training, a relaxation room, a community room, an art therapy workshop or a room for music therapy and bibliotherapy.