EU funding for the renovation of URI Soča and the Novo mesto General Hospital
Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy has approved EU funding for the project COVID-19 – Energy-saving renovation of the URI Soča facilities Orhideja and Vrtnica, and the project Energy-saving renovation of two buildings of the Novo mesto General Hospital (Mostek and Kamen). Both projects will contribute to improving patient experience and staff work environment.
As part of the project, carried out in the University Rehabilitation Institute of the Republic of Slovenia – Soča, the Ministry of Health will ensure energy-saving renovation of the facilities Orhideja and Vrtnica. The project pursues the objective of reducing water consumption as well as reducing heat and energy consumption, minimising greenhouse gas emission and thus reducing current operating expenses. A good 18,000 square meters of net floor area will be renovated with the project expected to be completed by June 2023. EU funding contribution comes from European Regional Development Fund under the React-EU initiative.
After having approved EU funding for the renovation of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the Novo mesto General Hospital on 5 April 2022, with the EU contribution coming from the Cohesion Fund, Government Office now approved EU funding for the energy-saving renovation of two original facilities of the same hospital, with the EU contribution also coming from the Cohesion Fund. The project will result in the energy-saving renovation of the building envelope as well as the energy systems of the Mostek and Kamen facilities. The two facilities will benefit from the rehabilitation of the buildings’ heat insulation envelope and the cooling system; energy-saving lighting will be installed and a central control system will be set up. 1,446 square meters of net floor area will be renovated.
Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy thus continues to pursue its mission of giving the EU money back to the people, through better healthcare services and improved healthcare infrastructure.