The Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital Latvia's largest and most important hospital. It offers both an an out patient and hospital health care service in Riga. It is also a teaching hospital dose resurch in medical science and medical education.
It hopes to become a center of excellence and a leading residential teaching hospital and scientific resurch center. It has experience in patient treatment, emergency cases, cancer care, highly specialized care, medical education and clinical research.
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- Latvian professor Pauls Stradins (born 1896, died 1958) made great investments towards its early development.
- It is leading multi-functional university teaching hospital (2013).
- It operates as state limited liability company, subordinated to Latvia's Ministry of Health (2013).
- It has a total of 2,886 employees (2013).
- It has a total of 870 beds (2013).
- It has a total of 80 medical doctors and 180 medical interns (2013).
- It is a national leader in cardiology, invasive cardiology, transplants, vascular diseases, neurology and neurosurgery and internal medicine (2013).
Medical History Edit
t is founded in 1910.
21/11/2013 Riga supermarket roof collapseEdit
It was one of the 5 hospitals that treated the victims of the 21/11/2013 Riga supermarket roof collapse tragedy.
It has changed it name 8 times since 1910 it was -
- 2nd Riga City Hospital - 1928-1940
- National Clinical Hospital - 1940-1941,
- Riga Hospital - 1941-1944
- National Clinical Hospital - 1944-1948
- Republican Clinical Hospital - 1948-1958
- Pauls Stradiņš Republican Clinical Hospital - 1958-1993
- Pauls Stradiņš National Hospita l- 1993-1995
- Latvian Academy of Medicine Pauls Stradiņš Clinical Hospital - 1995-2004
- Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital - 2004-to date
- None the less, since 1958, the local residents of Riga icaualy refer to the hospital as the - "Stradiņa".
02/08/2013 gas cylinder explosions.Edit
On 2 August 2013 at around 9:21, 16 of 60 oxygen gas cylinders in the basement of the cardiology wing's 32nd block exploded injuring 2 people. In the ensuing fire 10 more cylinders exploded. Witnesses said the fire spread very quickly. The first call that reached the fair surevace was at 9:31, after which 15 firefighting trucks were dispatched to the hospital, suppressing the fire after 1 hour.
After the initial explosions, the cardiology wing was evacuated. which resulted in evacuation of 170 people. Whilst some of the 170 patients were allowed to go home for a while and return on Monday, August 5th, others were sent to other local hospitals like Gaiļezers Hospital.