Pediatric Hematology / Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant Hospital is built in Erciyes University Hospital


Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant Hospital is being built in Erciyes University by benefactors from Kayseri. In 8,000 square meters, 5-storey and 60-bed capacity hospital which will be built near the Children's Hospital in the University will meet JACIE (Joint Accreditations Committee of ISCT and EBMT) standards. Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics Hematology-Oncology Head Professor Doctor Musa Karakükcü said in a statement that Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Hospital, which will be built by benefactors from Kayseri with the initiative with The Association Against Cancer (Kansere Karşı Birlikte Derneği) (KANKA), would meet the needs of not only Kayseri but also all provinces in this field. Professor Dr. KARAKÜKÇÜ said "Our Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplatation (Kemik İliği Transplantasyon ) (KİT) Center of Erciyes is the pediatric bone marrow transplant center which has been the first applicant from Turkey to JACIE accreditation which is the standart on bone marrow transplant in the world. With this hospital, our bed capacity will be increased from 6 to 20. In our new hospital there will be 20 hepa-filtered beds, bone marrow transplant preparation and chemotherapy room for neutropenic patients and 20 benign hematology rooms.” In his statement, he also gave information about the physical possibilities of the hospital, Professor Dr. Karakükçü said “There will be playgrounds for children, theater centers and even a family house within the hospital. The hospital, which will meet European and world standards, will consist of an area of 8,000 square meters. There will be 60 pediatric patient rooms in the hospital. Patient rooms will be 27 square meters. The patient rooms equipped with figures of cartoon heroes to prevent children from being bored will have modern bathrooms. More importantly, the hospital will operate under the JACIE (Joint Accreditations Committee of ISCT and EBMT) standards. Thus, when the construction of the hospital is completed, our Kayseri and Erciyes University will have achieved European and World-Class Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant Hospital.” Professor Dr. Musa Karakükçü added that the hospital construction is planned to be laid in the next May.