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Visit of the Minister of Health Vlastimil Válek

On Tuesday 19 April, the Minister of Health, Prof. Vlastimil Válek, visited the Na Homolce Hospital. Director Petr Polouček informed him about the current situation in the hospital and about the short-term and long-term plans for strategic development.

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Hospital visits allowed

In view of the current epidemic situation, the blanket ban on visitors has been lifted as of Friday 18 March.  

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We opened new modern gastroenterology premises

The Na Homolce Hospital in the internal ward inaugurated new premises of the gastroenterology department. Patients will have access to better endoscopic care with more comfortable facilities. Working conditions will also improve for the medical staff.

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We are reopening the swimming pool and relaxation centre

oday, the Na Homolce Hospital re-opened the swimming pool, which is part of the R-centrum Homolka relaxation centre. The centre will serve the public as well as medical staff and patients from Homolka and the nearby Motol University Hospital.

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Patients at Homolka are the most satisfied

Na Homolce Hospital was ranked 1st in the first year of the National Patient Satisfaction Assessment project, announced by the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic in October 2021. 13 Czech and Moravian hospitals, mostly directly managed, which have inpatient wards, participated in the project.

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Epilepsy is not a stigma, the most severe cases are helped by surgery

People who have epilepsy can lead normal lives. The disease is not a stigma and medication works for a large proportion of patients. Several dozen patients with severe epilepsy a year undergo brain surgery in which surgeons remove the part of the brain responsible for seizures. Doctors at the Na Homolce Hospital are now working on a method that has so far been presented by only two world centres. It consists in not removing the so-called hippocampus, which is the trigger of seizures, but just cutting across it with several incisions. This way, people's memory is preserved and the seizures disappear. Martin Kovář, head of the neurology department at Homolka, said this in an interview with ČTK.

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Vaccination center: Latest News

Closure of the vaccination center and vaccination of foreigners On July 2, we are closing the vaccination center for the public with standard health insurance, in which we have vaccinated more than 33,000 doses of vaccines since the beginning of the vaccination campaign. .

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A record 1,200 patients treated with a gamma knife in 2020

Despite a number of operational limitations related to the covid-19 epidemic, we continue to provide our patients with the best possible care. In the department of stereotactic and radiation neurosurgery, we treated 1,200 patients in 2020, which is a record number in the 28-year history of the department. In addition, last year we significantly renewed the "GammaPlan" planning software and expanded it with the "Lightning" module.

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Award of Prof. MUDr. Petr Štádler, Head of Vascular Surgery

Prof. MUDr. Petr Štádler, Ph.D., Head of the Vascular Surgery Department, received the award of the American Society for Laparoscopy and Robotic Surgery for his presentation – 470 Vascular Robotic Surgeries – as part of an international virtual meeting. Congratulations!

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Homolka Obtains SAK Accreditation

Na Homolce Hospital successfully passed the accreditation procedure of the Joint Accreditation Committee (SAK), in which it proved that it meets all quality and safety standards in accordance with the provisions of Section 105 of Act No. 372/2011 Coll., on Health Services and Conditions of their Provision, and Decree No. 102/2012 Coll., on Evaluation of Quality and Safety of Inpatient Health Care. On the basis of this procedure, the hospital was awarded a SAK certificate of the accredited facility.

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First deep brain stimulation in Czechia was performed 20 years ago

Today, I has been 20 years since a new treatment using deep brain stimulation was successfully introduced in the Na Homolce Hospital. This was done in cooperation with the Department of Neurology of the 1st Medical School, Charles University, and General Teaching Hospital in Prague. This department presently continues to administer the Center for Intervention Therapy of Mobility Disorders (iTEMPO). On March 26, 1998, a stimulation electrode was implanted into the brain of a patient who suffered from essential tremor. The lifetime of a stimulation electrode (stimulator) is approximately 5 years. Since then, almost 300 patients have had stimulators placed or exchanged. Approximately 1000 stimulator implantations and subsequent re-implantations have been performed.

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