The medical institution for children

Sanatorium EDEL, ltd. is a private Medical Institution for Children with respiratory diseases using speleotherapy. You can find us in Zlaté Hory, at the northern edge of the Jesníky foothills at the altitude of 410 meters above the sea level. We specialised in treatments of repeated and chronic respiratory diseases and we treat children at the age of 2 – 18 years old.

The institution’s history dates back to the 2nd half of 19th century when MUDr. Anjel founded the Sweinburg Forest Institution. Due to the high quality of modern equipment and a beautiful forest surroundings the institution became a very sought-after place especially with patients who had been suffering from respiratory diseases and neurological problems. Patients of the former institution were for example writer Franz Kafka or Czech composer Leoš Janáček.

Since that time the institution has gone through lots of changes. In 1939 it went under the authority of Wehrmacht, after the end of the World War II. it was given to the authority of Ministry of Health, which rebuilt it and built up a public medical institution for children.

The institution was intended especially for children whose families were affected by the war, children with tuberculosis and for malnourished children. In 1993 the status was changed to The Medical Institution for Children with respiratory diseases, from 1996 the institution has become a private medical facility, and nowadays its name is Sanatorium EDEL, ltd.

Current capacity is 96 beds for children patients and 33 beds for their guardians. The treatment is based mainly on climatotherapy, speleotherapy, inhalation, rehabilitation exercises, and hardening the body.

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