In Udine it accounts for 80% of the 2019 offer. An expansion is expected in the headquarters of the star-studded city
UDINE. Surgical activity at a fast pace at the Santa Maria della Misericordia hospital in Udine where – after a slight decline in the summer period – it stands at 80 percent of the 2019 offer.
Activities resumed and which will also be strengthened at the Palmanova hospital while in the Gemona hospital the resumption of complex outpatient surgery is scheduled in October, with an increase in sessions in the coming months until reaching ten a week in January 2022.
Surgical activity at the hospital in the Friulian capital, resumed last spring, is continuing to maintain very high numbers «despite the difficulties – reports the general director of AsuFc Denis Caporale – due to the lack of a part of the staff. We have to deal, for example, with the absence of five anesthetists who cover the shifts of Covid Anesthesia.
The personnel recovery operation has its own scheduled times. But we are working on this front with great attention as evidenced by the recruitment of 197 nurses ».
After the period of reduction and rescheduling of activities due to both the Covid emergency and to allow dedicated staff to use the summer holidays, the surgical activity in the Palmanova hospital will resume with the numbers and sessions provided for in the ordinary regime.
Procedures are already underway for the recruitment of additional professional figures (anesthesiologists, nurses, oss) who will guarantee in the near future another 6 sessions of surgical activity “as planned – underlines the director Caporale – from the plan to strengthen the Palmanova hospital. “. Hospital where Ophthalmology, Orthopedic and Outpatient Surgery have also resumed. In addition, continue the vaccination plan with approximately 400 inoculations daily 5 days a week.
At the Gemona hospital, the resumption of complex outpatient surgery is scheduled for October, with an increase in sessions to reach ten weekly sessions in January 2022.
The main services include cataracts, varicose veins with radiofrequency, uncomplicated hallux valgus, plastic wall surgery, carpal tunnel, hand and ear surgery, neoformations of the wing of the nose, fistulas for dialysis, simple steroscopy.
We are also working “to ensure the cardiological rehabilitation function as foreseen by the schedule: the external works were completed last week and the plan that will host this activity will soon be arranged”.
In the coming months, moreover, 62 beds will be restored dedicated to multi-purpose intermediate hospitalizations and the activation of new hospitalizations with 32 total beds between rehabilitation cardiology and neurological rehabilitation. The dialysis activity, with ten working stations, has never stopped.