The Day Hospital

Mode of Hospitalization

The day hospital is a limited form of hospitalization, which provides for provision of health services (analysis, diagnostic tests, specialist visits and therapies) within the hospital structure for less than one day. It is unique from that of general hospitalization, which provides for the stay of the patient over night. At the Santa Lucia Foundation, the Day Hospital admissions are divided into morning and afternoon sessions. The patient is assigned to one of two shifts of activities according to the availability of the required hospital services.


The Day Hospitals of Santa Lucia Foundation

Neuromotor Day Hospital is indicated for patients with neurological and orthopedic conditions suffering a current episode or who need rehabilitation treatment consistent with a previous hospitalization at the Hospital. In addition to physiokinesitherapy, the Neuromotor Day Hospital unit may refer the patient to hydrokinetic therapy sessions, exercises for the proper management of life aids, routines to maintain the standing position or the recovery or strengthening of gait and balance through traditional techniques and/or robotic technologies. According to the clinical needs, the patient may also be treated with neuropsychological and occupational therapy.  ➤   Neuromotor Rehabilitation

Phoniatric Day Hospital treats patients with dysphagia, dysarthria and dysphonia, which due to neurological disorders have developed swallowing and/or speech articulation issues. The rehabilitation treatments are entrusted to speech therapists and dietitians. The speech therapist performs clinical and instrumental evaluations. Speech therapists follow the patient through specific exercises, such as training swallowing. Nutritionists are concerned with evaluating the diet to find a solution for the preparation of a food and a sustainable diet more suitable to the patient's ability to swallow.  ➤   Phoniatric Rehabilitation

Neuro-Urological Day Hospital treats mainly the neurogenic bladder, i.e. the bladder dysfunction caused by a lesion of the nerve centers that regulate the normal functioning of the bladder (spinal cord injury, brain ischemia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease). It often results in bladder capacity deficit (incontinence) or difficulty emptying the bladder (retention). The Unit is also equipped to treat intestinal dysfunction due to neurological damage. In particular the Unit treats difficulty emptying bowel (constipation of neurological origin) resistant to common laxatives through a system of irrigation of the colon by a rectal catheter. The Day Hospital does not treat urinary and fecal issues without a neurological origin.  ➤   Neuro-Urological Rehabilitation


How to Access the Day Hospital – An application for admission must be submitted to the Hospital, filling every part of the form Request for Admission.

Admissions NHS Office

Via Ardeatina, 306 – 00179 Rome

Tel. +39 06.5150.1422 / -1424 / -1425

Fax +39 06.5032.097

Monday to Friday, h. 08:30 - 13:00; h. 14:00 - 17:30; Saturday, h. 08:30 - 12:30


Admissions Private Patients

Via Ardeatina, 306 – 00179 Rome

Tel. +39 06.5150.1211

Fax +39 06.5032097

Giovanna Zuzolo: Cell. +39 366.6986129

Monica Coveccia: Cell. +39 366.6986124

Monday to Friday, h. 09:00 - 17:00

For urgent question outside of working hours, please contact Mr. Andrea Di Rocco, Head of Admissions Private Patients Office (+39 366.6986126).