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13,3 million euros for Sankt Georg Clinic

Today (August 9, 2023), Minister of State Thomas Schmidt visited the St. Georg Clinic in Leipzig and handed over a grant notification to the management. The clinic will receive a total of 13,3 million euros to comprehensively renovate and equip its 110-year-old listed building 6. In this way, a state-of-the-art training complex for various nursing, assistant and medical professions is created. The funds come from the Coal Regions Investment Act.

Minister of State Thomas Schmidt emphasized on site: »The St. Georg Clinic will take a giant step forward with this financial injection. And Leipzig and the entire region at the same time. New jobs and training positions will be created in the field of medical care, which will significantly strengthen the business and living location here.«

“We are very pleased about this funding decision. Today we are laying the foundation for excellent training and one of the most modern training centers for health care professions in the region," says Dr. Iris Minde and Claudia Pfefferle, managing directors of the clinic.

The project is one of the projects funded in the central German mining area as part of the structural development of the previous coal mining areas. A total of 45 projects with a total volume of more than 477 million euros have been selected by the regional monitoring committee in the Central German Revier. The 14 projects in the funding area "Public welfare to improve business-related location conditions, in particular the expansion of facilities for children and young people, investments in health and cultural facilities as well as age-appropriate conversion and barrier removal" account for 26 percent of this. Funding for the hospital also counts in this area. A total of 19 project sponsors in the central German mining area have already received funding decisions with a volume of around 99 million euros.

Source: SMR press release from 09.08.2023

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