Architect: MAROSI Miklós
The Emergency Department has been optimally reorganized and extended by the addition of a new wing, built on the foundations of a demolished access bridge for ambulance traffic. Its apperance is in harmony with the characteristic brick architecture of the clinic block. The helicopter landing tower is a distinctive component of the complex, a finely formed product of architecture and engineering.
The 410 bed clinic building was completed in 1989. The Emergency Department was established in 2007 by the partial extension and interior transformation of the clinic’s ground floor. It is accessed from the new central entrance, protected by a steel and glass canopy. The new development of the Emergency Department, besides the interior transformation, required the establishment of new areas directly connected to the department, such as the ambulance driveway and the helicopter landing place. Construction work had to be carried out during the continuous operation of the clinic.
The Emergency Department is in operation 24 hours a day, its primary task is to attend to inpatients and outpatients in need of critical care as quickly, professionally and efficiently as possible. Injured people arrive on their own, by ambulance or by air ambulance at the central unit, where the doctors of the Emergency Department receive them. All the medical specialists who are involved in critical care are available from this point. There is a separate staircase for the staff to facilitate quick ascent between the driveway and the floors on foot, without the use of the elevators. Patients arriving by ambulance are taken from the driveway to the department by high-performance elevators. The ambulance driveway is protected by the relocated steel and glass canopy. The circular helicopter landing platform is supported by the walls of the elevator shaft, extending above the roof. Injured patients are moved by a special lifting equipment to the level of the elevator, then they are taken to the dispatcher desk of the reception, located on the mezzanine. After the first check-up and an immediate life-saving intervention, the patients can be quickly carried through a new corridor, which connects the wings of the building, to other treatment or observation rooms, separate from the traffic of the outpatients. Mobile outpatients enter a dedicated large and well-lit waiting room with a “fast emptying” function, where the patient’s condition is quickly checked and they are sent on to the adequate departments. They are informed and professionally directed by the 24 hour dispatcher desk, installed at the passage to the central aula. There is a separated detoxication unit with its own surveillance and a separate children unit, accessible through another entrance.
Location: Szeged, Semmelweis utca 6.
Architect: MAROSI Miklós
Associate architect: ÁCS István
Interior architect: SCHINAGL Gábor
Area: 2250 m2