Clinical Hospital Dubrava

Clinical Hospital Dubrava (Croatian: Klinička bolnica Dubrava) is a public teaching hospital in Zagreb, Croatia.

Klinička bolnica Dubrava
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Clinical Hospital "Dubrava"
Geography
LocationAvenija Gojka Šuška 6, Zagreb, Croatia
Organisation
Care systemHZZO
FundingPublic hospital
TypeDistrict general
Affiliated universityUniversity of Zagreb
Services
Emergency departmentYes
Beds750+
History
Opened1988
Links
Websitehttp://www.kbd.hr
ListsHospitals in Croatia

HistoryEdit

Clinical Hospital Dubrava was originally planned and built for the needs of YPA to be a large military hospital with up to 800 beds. Designed as a level 1 Trauma and acute care center, Clinical Hospital Dubrava would have been one of the top hospitals for medical care in the region. With the start of hostilities in Croatia at the beginning of 1991, work on the hospital almost came to an abrupt halt, but with assistance from the Croatian health care system, work on the hospital was completed by the end of 1992 when it opened as a public health care medical facility offering 750 beds. Currently the hospital has 680~ contracted hospital beds. Clinical Hospital Dubrava is a level 1 acute trauma center and referral medical center, one of several in Zagreb (the other being Rebro, and Vinogradska Hospitals[1]).

There are[when?] plans to enlarge the current hospital by an additional 300 beds by extending it over what is currently the ground floor labs and research facilities and adding 7 floors. Plans call for a new surgical wing and additional labs and hospital wards.

Currently[when?] the hospital is among the best medical facilities in the country, ranked 3rd nationwide by number and scope of treatments and specialists. Currently the hospital has a total area of 80,470 m2 (866,200 sq ft) and serves mainly the eastern Zagreb boroughs, annually performing 18,000 major surgical/medical procedures and 1.4 million other medical treatments for population of 280,000 residents.[1]

On 2 November 2020, Clinical Hospital Dubrava became a dedicated COVID-19 hospital.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Klinička bolnica Dubrava". Archived from the original on 2013-09-13. Retrieved 2013-09-16.
  2. ^ "KB Dubrava od sutra covid bolnica, ne-covid pacijenti zbrinut će se u drugim bolnicama" (in Croatian). 1 November 2020. Retrieved 24 November 2020.

Coordinates: 45°50′4″N 16°2′6″E / 45.83444°N 16.03500°E / 45.83444; 16.03500