Unlimited Health Together

Unlimited Health Together: Lower Austria – South Moravian Region – South Bohemian Region

As part of the "Unlimited Health Together" project, cooperation was established between the Melk Regional Hospital and the Znojmo Hospital in the field of endometriosis treatment, between the Hollabrunn Hospital and the Znojmo Hospital in the field of radiotherapy, and a cross-border rescue cooperation between the Lower Austrian emergency organizations, South Moravia, and South Bohemia.

Project Highlights:

  • Cross-border cooperation between the Lower Austrian Melk Regional Hospital and the Znojmo Hospital, establishing the Melk Regional Hospital as the first endometriosis center in Lower Austria. One in ten women of childbearing age is affected by this chronic condition of the uterine lining, which is accompanied by severe pain and infertility. Affected women now receive faster diagnosis and treatment at the Melk Regional Hospital.
  • Cross-border hospital cooperation between the neighboring Lower Austrian Hollabrunn Hospital and the Znojmo Hospital in the field of radiotherapy. The goal was to provide radio-oncological treatment for a defined number of patients at the Znojmo Hospital.
  • Cross-border rescue cooperation: Establishing a network for emergency cooperation, harmonizing communication technology between emergency centers through software adaptation, and conducting a cross-border rescue exercise involving the emergency organizations of Lower Austria, South Moravia, and South Bohemia.

Funding: Interreg V-A AT-CZ 2014-2020

Lower Austria collaborated with South Moravia and South Bohemia in this Interreg project from 2016 to 2021.



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Previous projects

In 2008, Lower Austria launched the "Zdraví – Gesundheit" project in collaboration with the Southern Moravian Region, in which the initial steps were taken towards documenting the health care situation on both sides of the border, as well as cooperation between hospitals and the emergency services.

Project results:

  • "Medical treatment in Europe" patient information leaflet
  • "Your rights as an Austrian patient in the Czech Republic" for Austrian citizens and
  • "Your rights as a Czech patient in Austria" patient information leaflets
  • Lower Austria – South Moravian Region cross-border health report
  • "Czech for the health care sector" phrasebook
  • Situational analysis of potential cross-border cooperation between emergency services
  • Instigation of a cross-border emergency services agreement

The predecessor to the "Zdraví – Gesundheit" project paved the way for long-term and sustainable cooperation in healthcare between Lower Austria and the South Moravian region for the benefit of the population and the regional economy. The project also aimed to increase equal access to health care services.

 "Health without borders" has built on these results and is widening out cooperation to other areas. The involvement of the Vysocina district is an example of this.

The project focuses on the following areas in particular:

  • Human resources in the health care sector – analyses of Lower Austria, the South Moravian region and Vysocina
  • Strategic opportunities for cross-border cooperation by hospitals
  • Innovative solutions for the health care sector in relation to the issues of demographic change and the ageing population

    More information: http://www.zdravi-gesundheit.eu/

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