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IRCCS Giannina Gaslini

Via Gerolamo Gaslini 5. 16147 Genoa • ITALY

Istituto Gaslini started its activity way back in 1938; seventy-five years of history, sacrifice and dedication, always at the forefront in the fields of research and treatment, without ever betraying the ideals of the original Founder. It is an exemplary history, and perhaps a unique one when one looks at its roots and subsequent development. All paediatric and surgical services are practised at the Institute, which also houses scientific laboratories, as well as affiliated university departments, many of which also have their own related graduate schools and post-graduate specialisation courses. Since its inception, the Institute has continued to grow and change, while always paying due attention to adapt its structures to all changes in the field of medicine, in the healthcare system and in public administration. Seventy-years after its foundation, the Institute is an international reality that is looking forward to its own renovation and expansion, which will allow it to keep up its ability to attract patients from around the world towards highly specialised care, and support more advanced basic and clinical-translational research. Meanwhile, it must be able to interpret the needs of the regional user base by integrating into the network the provision of hospital treatment by paediatric facilities belonging to other regional health agencies with regard to the third level of care, and by cooperating in the development of screening, prevention and health education campaigns. In the last decade, the Institute achieved and kept the coveted accreditation for excellence on the basis of the standards of the Joint Commission International, that aims towards the continuous improvement of care supplemented with the utmost levels of safety for patients and staff. The Gaslini Institute has always been a reference point on a national and international level in many disciplines, so much so that it receives thousands of children of ninety nationalities every year, as well as over twenty thousand children from all Italian regions, which constitute around half of all its patients. There are fifteen Centres for Rare Diseases, with the Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery and Nephrology Centres being the most in demand. The Haematology-Oncology Department is the European Coordination Centre for neuroblastoma, the most common solid tumour in infancy, while the paediatric rheumatology centre is the only centre recognised on a European level. Other highly-specialised sectors and national and international points of reference are those for General, neonatal, oncology and orthopaedic surgery, as well as that for Intensive Care


Dr. Carlo Dufour
MD, Director Haematology Unit, IRCCS Giannina Gaslini, Genoa, Italy


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