In January 2015, construction of the new General Hospital Pula began. To be more precise, it is about two buildings. In Building 1, there will be a stationary hospitals with 10 operating rooms, delivery room, one operating room for emergency, pathology, first aid with 16 beds, laboratory, hospital pharmacy, laundry and central sterilization. In Building 2 there will be a daily hospital with 71 beds, a polyclinic with 80 specialist teams, 47 medical offices and two operating rooms. In addition to nuclear medicine, there will be physical medicine, gamma diagnosis as well as a center for oncology and diabetes.
The end of the works was planned for the beginning of January 2018, but this deadline is currently scheduled for the end of the year due to the bad state of some adapting facilities. 38.4 million kuna has been granted from EU funds for the equipment of the surgery and the daily hospital, and the other 47 million needed for construction and installation works will be secured from a purpose credit.
Pula is one of the most attractive Croatian towns. Located in the southwest part of the Istria peninsula, it is the biggest town of Istria County. It is also the administrative centre of Istria since Roman times. Its development began in the fifth century B.C. At the beginning of the new era, precious monuments of culture were made, such as Arena, Golden Gate and the Temple of Augustus. The amphitheatre Arena, one of the best known cultural monuments of Croatia, was initially intended to accommodate gladiator fights, in the in the Middle Age it served for tournaments of knights and today it is the setting of various cultural and entertainment events, of which the most famous is Pula Film Festival.
Besides sightseeing cultural monuments, there is a rich offer of other things too. Diving is recommended, since the sea in Pula is rather attractive and abundant with underwater tunnels and caves. Wrecked ship Baron Gautsch is one of the most interesting attractions, which is added to the world’s 50 most beautiful diving spots. In addition to diving, windsurfing is popular in Pula as well. There are diving and windsurfing schools available. One can also enjoy in cycling, and Pula is a great centre where cycling enthusiast can find all information on attractive lanes and any other necessary details.
It is common perception that it is impossible to come to Pula on a day when there is nothing to see – if there is no festival, there are concerts or exhibitions, with a well-organized night life. Number of inhabitants: 58594 Climate: mild Mediterranean Average summer temperature: 26° C Average winter temperature: 13-15° C