Covid-19: being safe together

*updated on May 3th, 2023

Safe hospital

As per the Ordinance of the Minister of Health of April 28, 2023 entitled "Urgent measures for the containment and management of the COVID-19 epidemic concerning the use of respiratory protective devices", the obligation to wear a mask remains in force for patients, staff and visitors in the following cases:


Policlinico San Donato:

  • in the inpatient hospital wards;
  • in hospital services, specifically Emergency Departments, Intensive Care Units, Coronary Intensive Care Units, Operating Theatres, Hemodynamics and Electrophysiology Services, Hemodialysis Service, Radiotherapy Service, Digestive Endoscopy Service and Oncological MACs.


Ospedale San Raffaele:

  • in hospital departments of General Medicine and Nephrology, Hematology, Oncology, Intensive Care, UTIC (Coronary Intensive Care Unit) and semi-intensive, Neonatal Pathology, Stroke Unit, Emergency Room;
  • the obligation is also extended to the following services: Radiotherapy, Dialysis, Day Hospital, Oncology and Hematology clinics.


Ospedale Galeazzi – Sant’Ambrogio:

  • in the inpatient hospital wards;
  • in hospital services, specifically Emergency Department, Radiotherapy, Operating Units including Hemodynamics and Electrophysiology rooms, Digestive Endoscopy, Pre-admission Service.


Furthermore, for all hospitals listed above, the use of the mask is not mandatory:

  • in waiting areas located outside the departments and services;
  • in corridors and common areas (outside of the wards);
  • at counters dedicated to the public;
  • in sanitary spaces;
  • in spaces not relevant to the clinical activities;
  • outdoor.


Finally, subjects who can avoid wearing a mask:

  • children under the age of 6;
  • people with pathologies or disabilities incompatible with the use of the mask;
  • people who have to communicate with a person with a disability in order not to be able to use the device.


For the Ospedale Galeazzi - Sant'Ambrogio, the usual indications regarding the execution of antigenic swabs for patients who:

  • are hospitalized in ER;
  • have respiratory symptoms;
  • are hospitalized in ordinary planned hospitalization.


The management of patients with suspected or confirmed SARS-CoV2 infection remains unchanged.

How to book safely

To book safely your visit at any facilities of Gruppo San Donato you may contact us via email , program a Call me back, or fill out the Request an appointment.