Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos
Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos (Santariškių Klinikos) is one of the major hospitals in Lithuania encompassing the provision of medical care in almost all key areas.
Vilnius University and the Lithuanian Ministry of Health are the founders of Santariškių Klinikos. The activities of the Hospital encompasses practical and scientific medicine, education of students and residents, continuing professional training of medical specialist. Vilnius University Hospital Santariškių Klinikos started its operations as the Republican Vilnius Clinical Hospital in November 1980, when the block of therapy and divisions of diagnostics started working. In 1982, the first patients were admitted to the Consultative Out-patient Department, whereas the block of surgery was opened in 1983.
Santariškių Klinikos has a staff of 5168 employees, including 331 doctors of medical science and 40 habilitated doctors of medical science. Annual provision of around 800,000 ambulatory consultations at Santariškių Klinikos is witnessed. At the hospital of 2373 beds about 83,000 patients undergo treatment and some 30,000 complex operations are performed.
Santariškių Klinikos have 28 centres (can find in Centers and departments). After the reconstruction of the Admission and Emergency Department short-term patient monitoring services with possible rendering of some intervention procedures, if necessary, are provided. At Santariškių Klinikos, heart, cornea, simultaneous, kidney, liver as well as relative and non-relative donor bone-marrow transplantations are performed. Even 85 percent of all organ and tissue transplantations in our country are carried out at the Santariškių Klinikos.