Most of Romania’s hospital infrastructure was designed 50-60 years ago, when the needs for health services were different from today. The Romanian hospital network is still very fragmented and often uses old and inadequate buildings – some even 100 years old.

Wards are designed to host four to six patients in each room, which often have no private bathroom and don’t meet fire protection standards. In some cases, hospital’s pavilions are located so far from each other that patients have to be driven in ambulances from one facility to another of the same hospital. Most facilities are also poorly connected to the more rural areas.


New hospitals to address the challenge

The Romanian Government has set an ambitious target to solve this problem: building three regional hospitals in strategic areas in the north-west, north-east and south-west of the country.

Romanian authorities requested the integrated assistance of the Hub to prepare applications for the European Commission’s grant funding allocation and to assist procurement of the design and development of the three hospital projects. 


Advanced technology for local communities

The new regional hospitals are expected to be new generation hospitals, integrating modern medical technologies and practices. They will treat complex cases using a multidisciplinary, effective and clinically safe approach. The new infrastructure will ensure fair and easier access to quality medical services to local communities, easing the burden of emergency hospitals in Bucharest.

This new, easily accessible and modern healthcare infrastructure will help Romania’s urban and rural communities fight against serious pathologies, and will have a positive impact in morbidity and mortality rates.