"A hospital open and accessible to all residents of the multicultural community of Komotini which, in addition to high-quality health services, will provide a health care environment of high standards." - Renzo Piano
The SNF General Hospital of Komotini will ensure a holistic approach to care, introducing advances in clinical design and medical technologies that align with international best practices in health care provision and operations. The hospital’s clinical profile and functional capabilities are the result of continuous collaboration by SNF and the Design Team with the Hellenic Ministry of Health and regional health authorities, as well as regular consultations with the people from the local medical community who will use the hospital.
In December 2020, the latter consultations resulted in significant expansion of the hospital’s planned medical services through the addition of a 3-tesla MRI machine, a mammography unit, a gamma camera, additional operating rooms, and therapeutic exercise and medical rehabilitation resources, among other features, as well as provisions for the future development of a cardiac catheterization lab. Moreover, the future hospital will introduce a collocated model mental health unit with new inpatient capacity and outpatient services.
SNF General Hospital of Komotini
The new hospital has been designed with a strong emphasis on environmental sustainability, the healing power of nature, and the application of a humanistic approach to comprehensive care for patients and their families. The hospital building will be surrounded by a densely forested area with 1,200 trees and therapeutic gardens accessible to staff, patients, and families that will contribute to the healing process and staff wellbeing. From the treatment spaces to the operating rooms, patients and staff will enjoy views of the forest and natural sunlight.
The SNF General Hospital of Komotini is being developed to fulfil LEED Platinum certification and near carbon neutrality, which has the potential to make it one of the most energy-efficient hospitals in its class. The photovoltaic roof will provide for a considerable portion of the hospital’s electricity needs, while geothermal systems will support 100% of the hospital’s heating. Moreover, the new facilities will enable the full digitization of clinical services, the sustainable and efficient management and maintenance of the hospital, and continuity of care with other collaborating health units.
The biannual town hall meetings organized by SNF in Komotini provide an opportunity for nurturing direct, open, and regular dialogue with the local community on all aspects of the development, progress, and future operation of the hospital.
Legislation on the new SNF General Hospital of Komotini:
• Greek Laws No.4564/2018 (as subsequently amended), No.4667/2020 and No.4812/2021
Support & Facilities
Education Center & School
Cafeteria & Restaurant
Workshops & Offices
Central Sterilization Services
MRI Scanner (3T)
Examination rooms: 16
Hemodialysis Stations: 15
Single / Multi Beds Ratio
Single Beds: 25%
Double Beds: 75%
General medical /surgical: 86 beds
Critical Care Unit: 8 beds
Pediatrics: 16 beds
Obstetrics / Gynecology: 15 beds
Neonatal: 5 cots
Mental Health: 10 beds
Day Case Beds
Day Case Beds: 8 beds
Observation Beds: 12 beds
Operating Theaters: 6
Procedure Rooms: 1
Endoscopy Rooms: 1