City of Zug
The construction of 30 emergency rooms is being pushed ahead in the Göbli district of Stadtzug
There is less and less accommodation in the city for people in need. In the coming years alone, 25 to 30 emergency rooms will have to be replaced. Now the city council wants to build it itself.
The city of Zug has to make one available to people who temporarily do not have a roof over their heads. This happens in assisted emergency rooms and apartments for homeless or homeless people or families. These rooms and apartments are currently in different locations and are rented by the city. In the near future, emergency rooms will be eliminated again and again, for example because they will no longer be used in the old canton hospital. Like in the Submission by the city council to the large municipal council, “the social services will need around 30 emergency rooms in the near future.”
The city of Zug currently has 22 emergency rooms and 8 emergency apartments at various locations and from various landlords. According to the city council, the occupancy rate in the emergency rooms is “a high 80 to 90 percent, while that of the emergency apartments is almost 100 percent.”
Seven emergency rooms have already been omitted from the bill during the renovation of Kirchenstrasse 3 and 5 in Zug. Another seven rooms at Zeughausgasse 11 had to be vacated at the end of 2019. And the 18 emergency rooms available in the old cantonal hospital are limited to the end of 2022 and the end of 2024.
Emergency shelters are a low-threshold accommodation option for individuals, couples and families who have lost their apartment, cannot help themselves and thus find themselves in an even greater emergency. «Experience has shown that people who live in difficult economic circumstances and are additionally burdened with psychological / social impairment or an addictive disease are dependent on help. Men are generally much more affected than women, ”the city council wrote in its report.
The rent for one person is a maximum of CHF 1100 per month, excluding additional costs. There are also costs for cleaning and care. “As a rule,” according to the city council, “the residents receive social assistance.”
The emergency rooms are currently being looked after by the social services. That should change with the move to the new building in Göbli. From then on, a suitable external organization should maintain this and regulate day-to-day operations with its own staff. In addition to housekeeping and administration, this also includes social work and psychosocial care. The social services assign the residents and are responsible for debt collection. There is also a Framework concept of the Department of Social Affairs, Environment and Safety, which regulates responsibilities and processes.
Costs of 6.9 million Swiss francs are expected
In March 2019, the City Council approved a project loan of 440,000 francs. The new building should be a compact building, consisting of six above-ground floors, as from the Planbeilage emerges. The service and ancillary rooms are on the ground floor. A total of 30 emergency rooms with wet rooms and a kitchen on each floor are planned for the five other floors. In addition, there should be the possibility on the top floor of creating two independent, self-contained apartments each with three rooms. This to accommodate families.
The house is to be built on land, which the city acquired from the Zug Corporation as part of a land exchange. V-Zug is building its mobility hub in the south of the property. To the east, the plot borders on the extension of Industriestrasse, which is part of the Tangente Zug-Baar. In the west the country borders on the municipality of Baar. Immediately to the west of the planned new building is a transformer station for the Zug waterworks. The property was further rounded off in exchange for an area owned by V-Zug for one owned by the city of Zug. The property is accessed via a pedestrian and bicycle path that runs past the building. The property is made accessible for passenger cars via Neuhausweg.
The new building will cost 6.9 million francs. The city council applies for this loan. If the city council decides on this loan, it is subject to the mandatory ballot box. The building will be ready for occupancy in early 2024.