Department of Rehabilitation – al. Focha


Contact details

al. Focha 33, 30-119 Kraków

tel. 12 68 76 430
fax 12 68 76 422

Access by public transport - al. Focha 33

About the Department

  • The Department has 38 beds and functions 24h.
  • Provides comprehensive, round -the-clock rehabilitation services for adult patients in the field of musculoskeletal system.
  • The Department cooperates with academic institutions: the Jagiellonian University, The University of Physical Education, AK, massage schools –conducting lectures for students.
  • Continuous education of the medical staff in the field of new methods of treatment, work on the new equipment.
  • Improving occupational qualifications of the staff.

What we treat

  • Inflammatory arthritis (PsA, RA, AS)
  • Arthrosis
  • Musculoskeletal birth defects
  • Rehabilitation of patients after surgical procedures – joints arthroplasty.

Medical Staff

The Head of the Department: lek. med. Barbara Niewiadomska
The Nurse Manager: mgr Ewa Walocha
lek. med. Urszula Kupiec
lek. med. Karolina Kłos
lek. med. Ewelina Styczyńska-Kowalska

For Patients

Patients are admitted based on committals with enclosed current medical documentation or the copy confirming the diagnosis. In case of exacerbation of chronic disease patients can be referred for rehabilitation by the physician from:
  • Rehabilitation clinic;
  • Trauma and orthopedic clinic;
  • Neurological clinic;
  • Rheumatology clinic
after hospitalization by the physicians from the following Hospital departments:
  • Trauma and orthopedic;
  • Surgical;
  • Neurosurgery;
  • Neurological;
  • Rheumatic;
  • Internal medicine;
  • Oncological;
  • Gynecological.
Elective admission for the hospital treatment is based on a committal for hospitalization issued by a physician. A referring physician encloses medical results that justify the initial diagnosis. The original committal is attached to the hospital’s documentation. The committal to the Department may be delivered to the hospital in person, by a third party or by mail. At the committal the patient has to indicate his/her contact number in order to determine the date of qualification.
Rules of admission:
  • Qualification for admission to the Department is carried out by the Chief of the Department, his/her Deputy or a designated physician and aims at providing an initial assessment of patient’s state of health, making decision on acceptance or refusal concerning his/her admission, qualifying the patient to the medical category (urgent case/stable case) and, if necessary, determining the initial date of patient’s admission to the treatment. The physician may commission carrying out additional medical examinations and consultation. The test required from each patient: written opinion from the dentist about absence of inflammatory spots in the mouth.
  • The patient applies to the secretariat of the Department with the committal for hospital treatment and with a document confirming his identity.
  • The secretary of the Department gives the patient relevant information on the further proceedings and preparation for the treatment and informs the patient in writing of the date of providing the benefits, together with justification of the chosen date.
  • Patients are entered to the queue of waiting patients, while the implementation of committals is made by the order of the entries in the Waiting List.
  • In due time the patient applies to the previously designated place, where he/she submits the document confirming his/her identity. Verification is made of the patient’s entitlement for the benefits financed from public funds, and then the patient is guided to the physician.
  • The physician makes an assessment of the patient’s state of health, analyzes the results of medical tests, medical documentation provided by the patient and other relevant documents on the basis of which he/she shall decide on whether the patient may be admitted to the hospital or not.
  • Patients should have their own underwear, pajamas, personal hygiene articles, clothing, e.g. a tracksuit to exercise.
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