The Nuovo e Grande Buzzi, the first X-ray free paediatric hospital

Published on Monday, 17 February 2020

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“The ‘Nuovo e Grande Buzzi’ project will further boost treatment capacity and care at the Buzzi hospital, extending and strengthening its role as a paediatric centre of excellence, a reference point not only for Milan but for the entire national medical profession”

– Patrizia Grieco, Enel’s President and member of the Buzzi Foundation Honorary Committee

The structure will be equipped with futuristic equipment, a robotic surgery section and diagnostic capabilities enhanced by cutting-edge technology that is completely X-ray free. What’s more, the new building’s assorted areas will also be made to be as welcoming as possible, both for the young patients and for their parents, thanks to walls that change colour, backlit ceilings, play areas, a library and garden.

The aim is to double the current capacity, passing from 23 thousand to 46 thousand admissions each year and from 5 thousand to 10 thousand surgical operations, as was underlined by Gian Vincenzo Zuccotti, Head of the Medicine and Surgery faculty at the University of Milan.

This dream was made possible with the support of the Buzzi Foundation together with the Honorary Committee, which launched the fundraising campaign #AssenzaDiGravità (free from gravity) at the same press conference.

“Our dream is a children’s hospital, a hospital that takes care of them, that helps them, a hospital open to the world and the future, a hospital for everyone”

– Stefano Simontacchi, President of the Buzzi Foundation

Scientific research, advanced technology and next-generation care accessible to all, with a particular attention for the little ones: this is all part of the commitment shared by Enel Cuore and the Enel Group, which has made sustainability the cornerstone of its strategy.

What made the Milan press conference particularly special, in addition to the speeches by the various organisations and supporters, was a touching speech made by a child. His name is Edoardo Acone and he is alive, thanks to a medical miracle performed by the doctors of the Buzzi hospital, where years ago he was admitted in a life-threatening state. Edoardo, looking straight at the audience, thanked them for the life he can look forward to and said, “When I grow up, I want to be like you.”