What is the goal of the investment?

Upgrading hospital technological facilities, raising the digitalisation level of 280 level 1 and 2 healthcare facilities in the headquarters of the Emergency and Acceptance Departments (DEA), structural strengthening of the hospitals of the NHS through the adoption of a specific plan aimed at enhancing the existing facilities.

Total investment cost 4.05 bn
  • Reduce the gaps in standards of living
  • Youth
Additional details

The investment simultaneously addresses three areas in order to implement the technology tools of the National Health Service and therefore improve the quality of the services provided. The operations are as follows: • the modernisation of hospital technology; • the strengthening of the level of digitalisation of 280 first- and second-level Emergency and Reception Departments; • the structural improvement of national health service hospitals through the adoption of a specific plan to expand services. The number and types of machines to be replaced are: 340 CT (computed tomography) scanners with 128 sections, 190 1.5 T MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanners, 81 Linear accelerators, 937 fixed x-ray systems, 193 Angiography machines, 82 Gamma cameras, 53 Gamma cameras / CT (computed tomography) scanners, 34 PET (positron emission tomography) CT (computed tomography) scanners, 295 Mammography machines, 928 Ultrasound machines. Every digitalised hospital will have to have a Data Processing Centre (DPC) in order to ensure the digitalisation of the entire hospital structure and sufficient hardware and/or software digital technologies and electromedical technologies, as well as the necessary additional technologies to digitalise each hospital department.

What are the benefits?

  • 3,100 large new units with high technological content (CTs, magnetic resonance, linear accelerators, fixed radiological system, angiographs)
  • Digitalisation of 280 level 1 and 2 DEA hospitals
  • 3,500 new beds in intensive care and +4,200 in semi-intensive care

Key steps