For a long time, the Foch Hospital, situated on one of Suresnes’ hillsides, has represented the archetype of the modern hospital, well ahead of its time both architecturally and functionally. Since then, the constant development of the hospital’s activity and accommodation capacities, the progress in medical practices and technologies, as well as the evolution of the regulation have gradually caused the ageing of some parts of the premises, which did not correspond to the functioning conditions of a modern care institution.
In 2009, the hospital engaged in a great modernization operation which is to end in 2015, in order to anticipate its future development and guarantee tomorrow’s patients an increased material and psychological comfort.
A 3-step modernization
In order to recover the environment and comfort qualities which characterized the Hospital when it was built, several improvements have had to be carried out:
- The quality of reception
- The technical facilities and the accommodation
- The access to the hospital
- Internal circulation
- The underground car park
The extension opened in the spring of 2011, in order to modernize some medical services, among which:
- The emergency service
- The imaging facilities
- The operating block
- The intensive and continuous care unit
- The maternity department