An important area supported in the new financial perspective is improving the emergency medical services infrastructure and further development of modern hospitals. In terms of emergency medical services the possibility of funding the following types of projects is envisaged:
- aid for existing and creation of new hospital emergency departments (ED), with special emphasis on intensive care (construction and retrofitting);
- modernization of existing and creation of new trauma centres (construction and retrofitting);
- medical transport infrastructure, including all necessary auxiliary equipment and devices necessary to provide emergency medical services 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week - at EDs, organizational units of hospitals specialized in the field of healthcare services necessary for emergency medical services (construction and retrofitting), and other units providing emergency medical services.
In addition, the largest and most important hospitals providing highly specialized medical services will be expanded. The following measures are envisaged:
- support for departments and other organizational units of hospitals providing stationary health services around the clock for adults, in the field of cardiovascular diseases, cancer, musculo-articular and muscular, respiratory and mental diseases; (construction and retrofitting);
- support for departments and other organizational units of hospitals providing stationary health services around the clock, in the field of gynaecology, obstetrics, neonatology, paediatrics and other departments involved in the treatment of children (construction, retrofitting);
- support diagnostic laboratories.
The catalogue of costs eligible for the grant varies depending on the type of project, but in principle includes any capital expenditure necessary for the implementation of the project, such as:
- project preparation costs (e.g. feasibility study, environmental impact report, technical documentation, financial and economic analyses, studies and expert opinions);
- purchase of real estate necessary for the implementation of the project;
- the cost of acquisition of fixed assets and intangible assets;
- construction and civil engineering, installation, supervision over the implementation of investments;
- tests and expert opinions, costs of financial services and security;
- investment in auxiliary infrastructure.
The level of support for public healthcare entities usually reaches up to 80-85% of the total investment!