Together with Ilaria Giannico
, Secretary General of the European Private Hospitals Union
, the delegation was able to discover the intricacies of the Italian health system's provision of follow-up and rehabilitation care.
This study programme in Turin and Milan enabled the participants to understand the functioning of several emblematic local institutions. Dr Franco Ripa
presented the health system of the Piedmont region
and Dr Stefano Gargano
highlighted the organisation of the Don Gnocchi-Onlus Foundation
and its innovative rehabilitation activities.
The delegation was also able to visit various major care centres such as the Koelliker fisio hospital
, the Niguarda hospital, the Saint Raphael hospital
, the Quarenghi clinic
, the Valduce Beretta hospital
and the San Luca auxological hospital
Finally, the discovery of the Hippocrate retirement home
allowed us to understand the functioning of a residence at the cutting edge of patient service and allowing its guests to enjoy a quality stay.
This international study mission enabled the participants to discover and understand the organisation of the offer of follow-up and rehabilitation care in the Italian health system, whose structure is historically similar to that of the French health system.