VENICE – Tomorrow’s healthcare system, which is planned today, also in the Venetian area, will also pass through the new communal hospitals and the new communal houses as they have been called. In the Veneto region’s plan, there are 24 structures distributed in the province, evenly distributed: 12 communal hospitals and the same number of communal houses. Of the former, some are already in operation and others will be activated over the next 12/18 months; some are private under the Convention and others public, already budgeted for the box office of Ulss 3 Serenissima directed by Edgardo Contato. For the latter, brand new, the goal is to have them realized by the end of 2026, which is the stated deadline for the use of the funds from the National Recovery and Resistance Plan (Pnrr), through which they will be funded, with 35 million Euro. But let’s see, specifically, what it is. Massimo Zuin, director of social and health care at Ulss 3, explains: “Community hospitals are places of intermediate hospitalization: the typical patient who is admitted is no longer an acute patient to be treated in a ‘regular’ hospital, but that he is not yet so good at being able to go home. “In the regional maps we read that it is a place where there can be a protected discharge for stabilization and restitution before returning home. Another thing is the Common Houses, which unlike the former absolute novelty. “They can be perceived – says Zuin – as maxi-clinics that contain several services that will serve as the first reference point for the population. And since it is open 24 hours a day, they can become the first, real alternative to the emergency rooms. , which are clogged everywhere “, especially the white codes. There are currently 124 active beds in the following communal hospitals: 21 in Civile di Venezia, 40 in Noale (20 on the third floor of the monoblock of the former hospice). ital and the same number in Relaxxi nursing homes), 12 in hospital in Chioggia, 30 in the Nazareth Center in Zelarino, 10 at Fatebenefratelli in Venice and 11 at San Camillo del Lido. They are to be activated soon: a further 3 at the Civile di Venezia, a further 24 on the fourth floor of the Noale monoblock (so far unfinished); 12 in Mirano, 10 in Villa Salus; 24 in Dolo, a further 5 on Fatebenefratelli for a total of 78 beds. Total: 124 + 78. 202. “The goal is to have them all ready by the end of 2023. Those from Dolo,” moved “to Noale, will be restored and actually added during the dissolution review,” Zuin explains.
The common houses will instead be built in the following places: in Civile di Venezia, on Lido, in via Cappuccina in Mestre, in the districts of Favaro, Marghera and Mira (brand new), in Marcon and Martellago, in the hospitals of Dolo and Chioggia, in Noale on the ground floor of the former emergency room and in the health center of Cavarzere. “How they want to be and how they want to function is still an open discussion, also because there are many different models and examples around Italy – emphasizes Zuin – They are divided into” hub “and” spoken “. which the nodes may contain are: primary care with group and integrated medicine, general practitioners with health and administrative staff; free choice pediatricians; emergency room; collection centers; nursing; home care; home specialist for high-prevalence pathologies; reservation center; integration with social services; basic radiology and diagnostics; screenings; consultants; sports and rehabilitation medicine; mental health and substance abuse services. ‘ Zuin notes – The idea is to have multifunctional structures, which also leads to an acceleration on the front of g ruppemedicin. The community centers, funded by the NRP, will become a reality within four to five years, and they will integrate the existing network and make our healthcare system take a qualitative leap. “