The results:

·         36 wards and diagnostic laboratories created or repurposed

·         500 additional Covid-19 beds

·         over 1,900 pieces of medical and diagnostic equipment purchased

·         over 21 million face masks and PPEs purchased to protect doctors and healthcare workers

·         2.6 million test kits, 4 CT scanners, 5 ultrasound machines

·         2.3 million euro raised from 14 thousand donors on the Group’s Forfunding.it platform


Carlo Messina: “I am proud of Intesa Sanpaolo’s intervention. This emergency has highlighted the role of the private sector in acting in the collective interest. Ready for the phase 2 of the economic and social support intervention


Milan/Turin, 9 June 2020 - Just two months after signing the Cooperation Protocol with the Extraordinary Commissioner and the Department of Civil Protection, Intesa Sanpaolo has allocated the entire 100 million euro donation to the Italian health service to help tackle the Coronavirus emergency. From the onset of the crisis, Intesa Sanpaolo has joined the country’s efforts to tackle and overcome the emergency, providing direct support in order to make a significant and structural contribution to strengthening the National Health Service.

Carlo Messina, CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo, stated: "The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly highlighted the role that private institutions can play in contributing to the common good through support to the public sector. Intesa Sanpaolo’s contribution during the health emergency phase, with measures that are also beneficial for the future, is cause for pride and satisfaction. Our commitment rests on the Bank's performance and its solidity, benefitting the entire community. In this new phase - in which the emergency is above all social and economic - we will continue to support Italy’s revitalization with significant new measures”

2 new Covid Emergency Centers and 16 hospitals in eight Italian regions have benefitted from the donation, one of the largest made in Europe. In detail, the donation has funded the creation of as many as 36 healthcare facilities, including newly created wards, wards repurposed as Covid-19 treatment centers and specialist diagnostic laboratories, and has increased the bed capacity by a further 500 beds, mainly in sub-intensive and intensive care units. In addition, so far the initiative has supplied over 1,900 pieces of essential patient care medical and diagnostic equipment: ventilators, CPAP helmets, respirators, infusion pumps, cold nebulizer systems, monitors and high flow humidifiers, CT scanners, ultrasound machines and reagents to make test kits. To protect doctors and healthcare workers, Intesa Sanpaolo has also allocated part of the donation to the purchase of over 21 million PPEs such as face masks, gloves, coveralls and gowns.

The crowdfunding campaign linked to the donation on Intesa Sanpaolo’s www.forfunding.it platform has so far raised 2.3 million euro from 14 thousand donors. The campaign ends on 31 August 2020.


The following healthcare facilities have benefitted from Intesa Sanpaolo’s donation:

Lombardy: Ospedale San Raffaele, Humanitas centers in Rozzano (Milan), Bergamo and Castellanza, Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda, Ospedale Papa Giovanni XXIII in Bergamo, ASST degli Spedali Civili in Brescia, Ospedale San Gerardo in Monza and Policlinico San Matteo in Pavia

Veneto: ULSS 9 Scaligera (Verona) and Veneto Region (Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova, Azienda Ospedaliera di Verona, Ulss 1 - Dolomiti (Belluno), Ulss 2 - Marca Trevigiana (Treviso), Ulss 3 - Serenissima (Venice), Ulss 4 - Veneto Orientale (Venice), Ulss 5 - Polesana (Rovigo), Ulss 6 - Euganea (Padua), Ulss 7 - Pedemontana (Vicenza), Ulss 8 - Berica (Vicenza), Ulss 9 - Scaligera (Verona).

Piedmont: Istituto di Candiolo IRCCS (Turin) and local health services ASL3 and ASL4 in Turin.

Emilia-Romagna: Policlinico S. Orsola-Malpighi in Bologna.

Lazio: Campus Bio-Medico Università Roma.

Abruzzo: Presidio ospedaliero - ASL Teramo.

Campania: Azienda Ospedaliera Dei Colli (Naples) - Ospedale Cotugno and Ospedale Monaldi.

Sicily: Ospedale San Giovanni di Dio in Agrigento and Ospedale Giovanni Paolo II in Sciacca.


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