The main site of the Besta Foundation is Via Celoria 11, Milan, where most of the hospital’s clinical and diagnostic activity is carried out and also a considerable amount of research. The administrative centre is in Via Clericetti 2 where the offices of the President, the Board of Governors, the General Manager and Administrative Manager are situated.
Construction of the present hospital building in Via Celoria started in 1932. In the 1960s and concluding in 1992, the building was enlarged to enable the hospital to cope with its expanding role and technological and organizational needs.
However the building is unable meet the needs of a modern centre of excellence as it is inconvenient for patients (particularly as regards ease of access) and staff, and there is a chronic lack of space. Furthermore many aspects of the structure, plant and equipment do not conform to current health and safety legislation and hinder quality accreditation. A new site for the Besta hospital was therefore sought.
The Region of Lombardy has recognised the importance of the Besta Institute in the health care structure of the Region and has embarked upon a strategic programme to rationalise and improve health care facilities in the Region and in Milan. It has proposed the development a new City for Health, Research and Teaching to be sited in the northern part of the City of Milan adjacent to the present site of the L. Sacco Hospital. The Besta Foundation and the Milan National Cancer Institute will eventually be relocated to this site.
The Programme of Agreement relating to the relocation was signed on April 7, 2009 by representatives of the Besta Foundation, the Region of Lombardy, the Italian Ministry of Employment, Health and Social Policy, the Municipality of Milan, the Municipality of Novate Milanese, L. Sacco Hospital Milan, the Milan National Cancer Institute, and the University of Milan.
NUOVA CITTA’ DELLA SALUTE E DELLA RICERCA: ALCUNI NUMERI
- Il nuovo complesso occuperà 220.000 mq di superficie per funzioni di ricerca, di cura, per le strutture di ospitalità e servizi; altri 70.000 mq saranno dedicati a parcheggi, impianti tecnologici e ad altri servi aziendali.
- I posti letto complessivi saranno 1405 (Besta 250, Tumori 505, Sacco 650) quasi un centinaio in più degli attuali complessivi.Gli organici dei tre istituti saranno mantenuti agli attuali livelli.
- Il costo dell’intervento è stimato in 520 milioni di euro (15 per l’acquisto delle aree, 385 per la Città della Salute, 20,8 per le infrastrutture viarie e 100 per tecnologie e arredi).Regione Lombardia si è impegnata a finanziare l’opera per 228,7 milioni di euro, 40 milioni sono a carico dello stato, i rimanenti a carico del concessionario o provenienti dalle Fondazioni.
Consorzio della Città della Salute e della Ricerca