Caisse des Dépôts supports Institut Paoli Calmettes in Marseille

Institut Paoli Calmettes, the center of fight against cancer in Marseille, has just inaugurated its new IPC3 building intended for the creation of an early diagnosis center and a cancer operating room. It benefited from a loan Hôpital 2012 on savings funds by Caisse des Dépôts of €4.8mn over 25 years.

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At a cost of €35mn excluding equipment, IPC3 was financed under the Plan Hospital 2012 by a grant of €8.6mn from the State/Regional Health Authority (ARS), and of €13.2mn from Bouches-du-Rhône Departmental Council, supplemented by €8.4mn in equity capital and a Hospital 2012 loan of €4.8mn from Caisse des Dépôts.

The building, which will be dedicated to day surgery, is equipped with state of the art technical facilities to better meet the needs of patients and those accompanying them, in terms of quality of service and comfort, and to meet demand for treatment rising at an annual average of 2.5%.

IPC3 consists of 11,000 m 2 on four floors, comprising a 20-bed day surgery unit with cafeteria, a 53-bed medical day clinic, a sample collection unit and a cell therapy* unit, a new surgical block with 11 operating theatres and a 20-bed resuscitation and continuous monitoring unit.

Three other projects accompanied the construction of IPC3: the building of a firefighters' training tower, the creation of a logistics platform and of an underground car park for 230 cars.


* The IPC is unusual as one of the few hospitals in France to have built its own internal sample collection centre and a cell therapy unit for patients from the region. It also performs more transplants than any other hospital in France.

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