Centro Medico Università Castrense
The Università Castrense San Giorgio di Nogaro Medical Centre, located in the province of Udine, is the culmination of original and innovative collaboration between a Public Body - the Municipality of San Giorgio di Nogaro - and a private entity. For a long time, it has been a structure of reference for the l'Azienda per l'Assistenza Sanitaria n. 2 (Healthcare Assistance Company n. 2) located in Bassa Friulana-Isontina. It provides a number of healthcare services in favour of persons admitted to the Palmanova Hospital.
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WHY “UNIVERSITÀ CASTRENSE”
During the First World War (1914-1918), Castrense University was established in San Giorgio di Nogaro (UD) in order to deal with the health emergency that had arisen in the wake of the conflict. The University offered degrees in Medicine and Surgery, enabling about 1,200 drafted university students, from all over Italy, in their last two years of study, to complete their degrees and graduate.
The term Castrense relates to the fact that the University’s headquarters were originally located in a military camp (castrum, in Latin). From a structural point of view, barracks were set up for the various study rooms, for the refectory and for the dormitories. The then existing "Maran" cinema was used as the main student hall, and the Town Hall’s main hall became the Aula Magna, while the cemetery structure was used as the Anatomy Room.
In the village, two main Military Health hospitals and six Red Cross hospitals were also built, with a capacity of several hundred beds, where wounded soldiers were hospitalized, as well as those affected by diseases, mainly typhoid, cholera and tuberculosis.
The present Medical Centre, founded in 2007 in the same area as those health settlements, was thus named Università Castrense to keep alive the memory of an important page in Italian Military Health history, and to remember those Doctors who were literally trained "in the field", many of whom later lost their lives in battle at the front as military operations continued.
THE MEDICAL CENTER
The “Università Castrense” of San Giorgio di Nogaro Medical Centre, located in the province of Udine, is the culmination of original and innovative collaboration between a Public Body - the Municipality of San Giorgio di Nogaro - and a private entity. For a long time, it has been a structure of reference for the l'Azienda per l'Assistenza Sanitaria n. 2 (Healthcare Assistance Company n. 2) located in Bassa Friulana-Isontina. It provides a number of healthcare services in favour of persons admitted to the Palmanova Hospital.
Rational use of space and wide areas, multi-specialist and highly experienced professionals, constantly updated medical equipment of excellence, are some of the winning cards of Università Castrense Medical Centre, which boasts an efficiently run organization, excellent timeframes both for the provision of health services and for the delivery of reports. It also pays particular attention to the tranquillity and safety of persons who access the Centre, which is now well established in a territory of reference and appreciated in an increasingly widespread area, even outside the Friuli Venezia Giulia region. The Medical Centre’s headquarters is well served in terms of roads and is easily accessible to disabled persons thanks to the total absence of architectural barriers.
The Medical Centre is accredited by the National Health Service (NHS) and provides accredited healthcare services: charges are borne by the NHS in accordance with the cost-sharing rule (ticket) in the following speciality areas:
- CONVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY
- DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING
- SPORTS MEDICINE