Medical house ‘Cella Santé’ at Pont-à-Celles
The Walloon RDP supports the provision of quality healthcare services for ageing inhabitants of rural areas in Belgium.
In Wallonia, a ‘Maison médicale’ is a primary healthcare centre delivering first line primary care with a multidisciplinary approach.
In 2017, there were 176 medical centres in Belgium, caring for more than 360 000 inhabitants; in Wallonia, there were around 65 certified medical centres, with a growth rate of 15% per year. The medical centre of Pont-à-Celles was created in 2015. It is a small facility with 3 full-time staff. RDP support helped it to purchase office and IT equipment and thus improve the quality of the services it offers.
Between September 2016 and March 2018, the medical centre saw the daily average number of patients grow from 10 to 14 and the number of supported residents has nearly doubled.
Healthcare activities gather between 5 and 10 persons per session.