The Clinique des Grangettes, 2011 edition
inaugurated in early 2010 – intends to extend the capacities of the Clinique, of course, but also to improve the comfort of the medical staff called upon to work in this space.
“Some operations are becoming more and more complex”, the director stresses. ”It is important for doctors and all other medical personnel to be able to work in optimum conditions. The patient is the beneficiary in the end, because a propitious working environment inevitably impacts on the quality of care.”
The surgery unit and the attached ward building are actually connected to the Clinique des Grangettes in order to ensure the smooth personnel flow and rapid interventions among the various wings of the medical centre.
Parc des Grangettes
Many doctors have opened offices in this little verdant setting and practice out-patient medicine. Gynaecologists, urologists, surgeons, dermatologists, ophthalmologists, or oncologists. The idea today is to continue enlarging this cluster of medical competence and to develop the existing, already considerable, services.
The parc des Grangettes, 2011 edition, offers even better care for its patients. It will allow increased synergies – any examinations that cannot be performed on the site can be done at the clinic – and ensure extremely high-quality medical treatment within a resolutely “humane” setting.
veritable medical “resort”. A vast medical complex unifying quality care, diverse services and the latest in technology. Without sacrificing either comfort, or the (unique)environment, or the welcome, which together make up the reputation of the Clinique des Grangettes.
The institution has an ambitious vision. It is planning the creation of a centre for paediatric emergencies, a new surgery suite, a new building to house about 30 beds for foreign patients, as well as the extension of the parc des Grangettes, which is located on the other side of route de Chêne. At the heart of this ambitious project is the desire to offer increasingly effective services adapted to the needs of a steadily growing clientele. “Our challenge is to continue evolving and at the same time preserving our assets – a pleasant environment, a convivial ambience, staff members who are understanding and warm, all that in the heart of the city”, says Director Gilles Rüfenacht, “and that while maintaining our clear-cut identity.”
a guided visit
An oval and transparent pavilion constructed on a reflecting pond. The centre for paediatric emergencies
of the Clinique des Grangettes is definitely a sight for sore eyes. Above all it is spacious. Spread out over four floors, two underground, it houses rooms for care and examinations, consultation offices and technical facilities. In short, it is a top-drawer centre dedicated to the youngest patients.
The future centre has been integrated into the cantonal emergency system and opened for its first patients early in 2009. It has been placed under the medical responsibility of Dr. Alessandro Diana. It aims to relieve the existing paediatric emergency rooms, which are often over overburdened. None of this would have been possible, however, without the generosity of the Fondation Wilsdorf, which decided to finance the building. And to put management of the centre in the hands of the Clinique des Grangettes “We developed a vigorous collaboration to respond to the needs of individuals and families”, says Gilles Rüfenacht, pleased.
The surgery suite and
the wards’ building
A state-of-the-art surgical suite and large operating rooms with a surface area of over 50 square metres: The new surgical headquarters – which was