The state should leave Na Bulovce Hospital either the entire card or part of it to Prague, which is already the predominantly owner of the complex. Do you think this is the Prague Councilor for Health Radek Lacko (YES). “I would very much like Prague to have some significant assets in healthcare in the future,” said Lacko. According to the municipal assessments, the value of the hospital and adjacent land is more than a billion crowns.
Until recently, the loss-making hospital is run by the Ministry of Health. “At the moment, both parties are negotiating the future arrangement of relations, especially with regard to the future amount of rent,” said ministry spokesman Ladislav Šticha.
The capital owns almost three-quarters of the hospital’s property. It also owns a pavilion, the reconstruction of which cost almost 400 million crowns. The settlement of property relations has been debated for several years. The complex requires repairs and investments worth hundreds of millions of crowns. It has already been rumored from unofficial sources that the sale of the hospital is at stake.
According to Lack, however, the city management must first settle the contractual relationship with the hospital operator. He will want a higher rent for the hospital, but he does not agree with the substantial increase in the long run. It sends a symbolic 10,000 crowns a year to the city and, since last year, an additional seven million for a repaired pavilion.
Last year, the government sent a one-time grant of 200 million crowns to the hospital. According to the ministry, the care of patients was threatened. According to earlier information, the hospital bears an unpaid loss from previous years in the amount of 426 million. Last year, for the first time, it made a profit of 30 million crowns.
The last time talked about the possible transfer of medical facilities from the state to Prague was under the former mayor Bohuslav Svoboda (ODS). In addition to Bulovka, there were three other hospitals. But the plan fell through.