European Interest

Latvia: improved access to high-quality healthcare services thanks to EU funds

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A view of the hospital.

Over €64 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is invested in modernising healthcare infrastructure in the Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital, in the Latvian capital of Riga.

By purchasing highly specialised medical equipment and introducing new IT systems, this EU-funded project will improve access to high-quality medical services for almost 2 million Latvian citizens once it is completed in 2023.

“This is Cohesion Policy at its best: contributing in very concrete ways to improving citizens’ health care and wellbeing in Europe. The EU has been investing in the Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital for several years now and I’m very happy to have adopted this new investment package,” said Commissioner for Regional policy Corina Creţu.

This investment comes on top of a previous, €24 million EU investment in the hospital. The EU funding will help increase the hospital capacity by over 500 beds in a new area of more than 68,000 m2. In addition, thanks to the purchase of high tech medical equipment such as magnetic resonance imaging system and computed tomography scanner, the hospital will offer new treatment methods and technologies and new opportunities for training and scientific research for graduates and post graduates.

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