The regional government of Podkarpackie plans to invest more than PLN 50m (€12m) in the coming years to modernise and expand the facilities of Uzdrowisko Horyniec-Zdroj, a sanatorium medicine provider that it acquired from the Ministry of Treasury in 2013. A significant part of the financing is to come from EU funds and from the EEA/Norway grants.
The investment programme includes the construction of a new SPA & Wellness facility and purchases of new rehabilitation equipment, as well as measures to improve energy efficiency and cleanliness. There are also plans to build a bottling plant.
Uzdrowisko Horyniec-Zdroj specialises in the treatment of rheumatism and locomotor system disorders, and uses peloid and sulphur springs water for therapeutic purposes. It was taken over by the regional government after the failure of attempts to sell it to a private investor.
At present it employs over 100 people at three sites, which serve both National Health Fund (NFZ) patients and commercial patients from Poland and abroad. According to earlier information, the company plans to add a new, premium hospital building with 80-100 beds for commercial patients.
The Podkarpackie government also acquired Uzdrowisko Rymanow, state another local sanatorium firm, in which it plans to invest more than PLN 24m (€5.8m).
More information available in the PMR Insight: Eight sanatoria transferred to local authorities since 2012.