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Table 1 Institutional context of Meyer and CCUH

From: Benchmarking experience to improve paediatric healthcare: listening to the voices of families from two European Children’s University Hospitals

  Meyer CCUH
Ownership and structure • Publicly-held
• 250 multi-specialist beds
• Around 1400 staff
• Publicly-held
• 300 multi-specialist beds
• Around 1920 staff
Services • Emergency medical services and observation
• Stationary medical care
• Ambulatory medical care
• Daytime stationary
• Diagnostic services and prophylaxis
• Rehabilitation services
• Rare diseases reference and coordination centre of the Tuscany Region
• Emergency medical services and observation
• Stationary medical care
• Ambulatory medical care
• Daytime stationary
• Diagnostic services and prophylaxis
• Rehabilitation services
• Rare disease coordination centre
• Sports medical centre
• Epilepsy and sleep medicine centre
• Children’s vaccination centre
Research • Collaborating with the University of Florence • Collaborating with the Riga Stradins University and the Medical Faculty of Latvian State University
Networks • (Regional) Paediatric Network of Tuscany Region
• (National) Italian Association of Paediatric Hospitals
• (International) European Children’s Hospital Organisation, European Reference Networks for rare diseases, a number of partnerships with other healthcare and academic institutions, e. g. Children’s Hospital Association, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Boston Children’s Hospital
• (International) European Children’s Hospital Organisation, Planetree International, European Reference Networks for rare diseases