December 29th, 2009


Hospitals in Prague

Hi everyone :)

At the moment I am revising an old story and I have some action that takes place in a hospital in Prague in 2002. The protagonist finds her critically injured companion in the area of the Strahov monastery and rushes him to the nearest hospital. What I'm trying (and failing) to work out is which would be the best hospital for her to take him to. I've been using google maps to try and pinpoint where all the hospitals are but, obviously, the information for most of them is in Czech and I can't understand a lot of it.

Some of the places that are flagged up when using google maps appear to be either private health clinics or university departments related to medicine. I'm really just looking for a typical hospital building which has sufficient grounds to accommodate a car chase out of the parking lot and which is on the west bank of the Vltava river, as near to the Strahov monastery as possible. If anyone who understands Czech or is simply knowledgeable about Prague could give me some help choosing a hospital I would really appreciate it. I don't mind using a bit of creative license to describe the interior of the building, but I'd really like to have a real world facility to refer to.

Many thanks!