In addition to the sanitary assistance, "San Camillo" Hospital in Venice has been carrying out for many years an ongoing and extensive activity of scientific research and cultural update in the field of the neurorehabilitation. The research activity consists both in Clinical Studies - held in the Hospital facilities - and in most specifically experimental investigations, mostly performed in expressly dedicated Laboratories and Research Centers.
Such activity has been acknowledged by the Italian Ministry of Health, which in 2005, in agreement with the Veneto Region, has attributed to "San Camillo" Hospital in Venice the qualification of Scientific Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Health Care (I.R.C.C.S.) for the discipline of “Motorial, Communication and Behavioural Neurorehabilitation”. Mentioned recognition is confirmed every three years with a Ministerial Decree.
The new neurorehabilitation room, inaugurated on the 19th of October 2016, has been named after Giancarlo Ligabue.