EXTENDED FACILITIES FOR PATIENT CARE IN ROME’S HISTORIC CENTRE
Rome, 23 October 2002
Every day, more than 250 outpatients are treated at the Outpatients’ Clinic run by the Order in the heart of historic Rome, and the demand continues to grow. Last week, the Order’s head, Fra’Andrew Bertie, opened refurbished and extended premises for the Centre, funded by the Order’s own Association of the west coast of America. The new areas will provide much-needed additional facilities for the care of patients at the Centre. They include a further suite of treatment rooms and the installation of the most up-to-date medical equipment to meet growing needs.
A wide range of medical conditions is treated at the Centre, with more than 50 specialists offering their services, assisted by a small team of nurses and auxiliaries who are in regular attendance. The premises include a laboratory, eye clinic and a special clinic for the treatment of depression. As well, as part of a preventive medicine campaign, the Centre offers medical checkups every month, specialising in the area of metabolic disorders and diabetes. Dr.Sebastiano Platania, who runs the Centre, is proud of its continuing service since its foundation in 1928.
The Centre is open six days a week: Monday-Friday 8- 2 and on Saturdays 8-12. There is an afternoon service on Mondays and Wednesday from 3-6.
The Centre is located at Via Bocca di Leone 68, Rome,
tel. +39.06.69.94.06.30 / 33 / 77.