Gli Angeli di Padre Pio

Facility's history

Born as “Gli Angeli di Padre Pio for Blind People” on September 11th 1996 with 20 beds for children from 18 years with visual impairments, December 18, 2011 “Gli Angeli di Padre Pio” becomes a cycle of extra-hospital continuous rehabilitation, private and accredited with SSR that accepts 25 beds for physically, mentally and sensory disabled people for adults and children who need to undertake or continue a rehabilitation after an acute event or suffering from a chronic disease. The presidium has an innovative Technological Rehabilitation Unit, which is unique in Italy and one of the few things that is innovative and rehabilitative.

On 21 December 2014, the new wing of the residential complex “Gli Angeli di Padre Pio” was inaugurated. The structural enlargement involves, in addition to an increase in the number of beds from the current 25 to 65, the availability of new equipment for further therapeutic possibilities.

The Facility

“Gli Angeli di Padre Pio” is an always open private outpatient Rehabilitation Centre credited with the SSR (Regional Health Service), that has 65 beds for mentally and physically disabled, sensory and psychic disabled both adults and children.

The Centre is suited for post-acute and high-complexity patients who need to undertake or continue an intensive or extensive rehabilitation process after an acute event or as suffering from a chronic disease.

It accommodates people with nervous system disorders: outcomes of strokes, cranial encephalic trauma, spinal cord injury, neurodegenerative, respiratory, cardiovascular, muscoloskeletal (hip prostheses, knee, amputee, trauma) diseases.

In addition, patients with developmental disability (PCI, muscular dystrophies), artistic spectrum disorders, language, attention, learning disorders, genetic syndromes and patients affected by oncological diseases are accepted to the centre.

At the Centre you will find a team of rehabilitation professionals consisting of doctors, rehabilitation experts (physiotherapists, speech therapists, TNPEE, orthoptists, occupational therapists), engineers, psychologists, nurses, medical social workers.

In addition to traditional therapies (including physiccal therapy, neuro-psycho-motor skills, speech therapy, occupational therapy, orthoptics), the centre grants additional therapies (including tilology, osteopathy, musictherapy, hydrokinesitherapy,muscle pull therapy).

How to reach us

The Rehabilitation Center is divided into a structure on two levels, with parking.

  • By train
    • The nearest railway station is Foggia, from where extra-urban buses depart for San Giovanni Rotondo. Visit the website bus from Foggia to San Giovanni Rotondo.
  • By car
    • From North: Motorway A14 (Bologna-Taranto) exit at San Severo; enter the S.S. 272 which leads to San Marco on Lamis, then continue to San Giovanni Rotondo.
    • From the center: Motorway A16 (Napoli-Bari) exit at Candela-Foggia, take the SS 655 to Foggia, then continue on the highway SS 89 for Manfredonia until the junction of SP 45 bis for San Giovanni Rotondo.
    • From the South: Motorway A14 (Taranto-Bologna) exit at the Cerignola Est tollbooth, take the SP77 for Manfredonia, then continue on the SS89 highway to Manfredonia and continue to the intersection with the SS159; then continue on the SS159 always towards Manfredonia; at the gates of Manfredonia turn left onto the highway SS89 towards Foggia, then onto the SP 45bis for San Giovanni Rotondo
  • By bus
    • CLP from Naples by consulting the site:
    • Interbus from Sicily consulting the site:
    • Ferrovie del Gargano consulting the website:
    • Public bus services (SITA) by consulting the website:

You can plan your trip by train, bus or flight to San Giovanni Rotondo by consulting the following link

San Giovanni Rotondo (FG)

Opening time

Our offices are open from Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 1.00 pm and from 3.00 pm to 7.00 pm and on Saturdays from 8.30 am to 1.00 pm.

The visiting hours of relatives are from 12.00 to 14.00 and from 18.00 to 20.00


The Presidium of San Giovanni Rotondo is located in

Viale Padre Pio n. 24

Tel. (+39) 0882/456264-74 | Fax 0882/453817



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Rehabilitation Services

Specialist medical examinations aimed at defining the rehabilitation program (rehabilitation diagnosis and definition of rehabilitation settings) taking into consideration the following elements:

  • the definition of the type of pathology that determined the impairment and the classification according to the ICF categories;
  • the degree of acuteness or chronicity of the impairment, distinguished on the basis of the temporal parameter, that is to the interval of time elapsed from the acuity of the disabling disease;
  • the degree of complexity of the patient taken in charge;
  • the number and type of programs appropriate for the type of disability present, with particular reference to the problems of the population in developmental age, guaranteeing the necessary continuity in the transition to adulthood in this sector;
  • the appropriate evaluation and therapeutic tools for each program in relation to the recovery of disability, with particular reference also to cognitive and neuropsychological problems;
  • the instrument of measurement and final evaluation of the objectives set by the programs of the Individual Rehabilitation Project.

Psycho-diagnostic definition through:

  • cognitive evaluation with standardized level tests; clinical interview with direct observation of the patient and his family; nosographic classification; affective-behavioral and relational evaluation with interview and semi-structured interview with the family member.
  • Functional evaluation: psychological intervention on affective and behavioral aspects; support to other operators; programming of cognitive stimulation activities and type of intervention necessary for its planning; evaluation and intervention on specific learning disorders (DSA) and minors with special educational needs (BES)

Physiokinesitherapy aimed at the following objectives:

  • Functional recovery of motor, psycho-motor and cognitive abilities that have been lost for pathological reasons;
  • Evocation of motor, psycho-motor and cognitive abilities not activated during development;
  • Prevention of functional regressions through interventions aimed at modifying the natural history of chronic-degenerative diseases and reducing their specific risk factors;
  • Identify, develop and improve all those alternative skills that can facilitate a person’s well-being and health;
  • Propose the adoption of prostheses and aids and training to the most appropriate and effective use.

Lymphatic drainage aimed at draining excess lymphatic fluids from the tissues, indicated for edema (lymphedema, flebedema).

Neuropsychomotor developmental age aimed at the following objectives:

  • stimulate the child to act and take pleasure in doing what interests him, favoring a more harmonious development in respect of his history, his personality and his potential in relation to the family and social environment. This objective is realized in motor, play and expressive bodily activities, which constitute privileged communication modalities by the child;
  • to foster the development of expressive, creative and communicative potential, related both to the motor and symbolic / cognitive and affective / relational fields.

Speech therapy aimed at the treatment of:

  • Dysphonia (voice disorders)
  • Specific language disorders
  • Dysphagia (swallowing disorders)
  • Disfluencies (alterations in verbal flow, stuttering)
  • Afasie
  • Dystractions (alteration of the articulation of the language)
  • Cognitive delay
  • Hearing loss (hearing impairment)
  • DSA (specific learning disabilities)
  • Autism spectrum disorder

The patient can receive complete and comprehensible information about his / her pathology and the rehabilitation process being implemented by the Presidium Healthcare Professionals.

Technological equipment

Gli Angeli di Padre Pio also has an innovative Technological Rehabilitation Operative Unit in which are present:

Robotic exoskeletons (LOKOMAT PRO and LOKOMAT PRO FREED), for the rehabilitation of children and adults (therefore complete with a pediatric module);
Treated pathologies

  • Stroke outcomes
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • myelo-lesions
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Infant Cerebral Palsy
  • Serious Cerebro Injuries Acquired


  • Functional recovery
  • Improvement of balance and coordination
  • Improvement of cardiovascular and respiratory functions
  • Maintaining trophism and muscle elasticity
  • Prevention of joint stiffness
  • Maintenance of a prolonged upright posture with an intense functional stimulation that also benefits the gastro-intestinal and sphincter system

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Robotic exoskeleton for functional rehabilitation of the upper limb
Treated pathologies

  • Stroke
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Infant cerebral palsy
  • Post-operative recovery of the central nervous system
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Muscular diseases
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Ataxia of the upper limbs
  • Peripheral

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Ekso GT is a wearable exoskeleton designed for neuromuscular rehabilitation that allows patients with various levels of paralysis or hemiparesis to get up and walk.
Treated pathologies

  • Medullary lesions (incomplete and complete from level of injury C7)
  • Brain stroke
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Peripheral neuropathies (eg Guillan Barré)

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Selective mechanical-sound waves (VIBRA) for the treatment of muscular and neuromuscular pathologies

Treated pathologies

  • Pain
  • Low back pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoporosis and reduction of the risk of falls
  • Parkinson’s disease and postural improvement
  • Drooping foot in a stroke patient
  • Balance deficit
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Sports pathologies

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Immersion system in a virtual and interactive environment for the rehabilitation of patients suffering from neuromotor diseases (BTS NIRVANA)
Treated pathologies

  • Patients with attentional and motor problems following:
  • Stroke Outcomes
  • Outcomes from cranio-encephalic traumas
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Paraparesis of various kinds
  • Peripheral nerve injuries
  • Autism
  • PCI

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Motorized therapeutic system of functional electrostimulation with cycle ergometer with 6 stimulation channels for trunk, arms and legs.
Treatments Treat

  • Stroke
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Infantile cerebral palsy
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Orthopedic disorders: hip, knee, shoulder
  • Transverse myelitis
  • Severe acquired brain injuries
  • Brachial plexus disorders
  • Ataxia
  • Peripheral neuropathies (eg guillan bars)
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Spinal muscular atrophy

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Static and dynamic proprioceptive platform (BALANCE SD) for the evaluation and training of balance and proprioception disorders and for the prevention of falls risk.

Treated pathologies

  • Vestibular disorders
  • Neurological disorders: stroke, parkinson, alzheimer, dementia, multiple sclerosis, cerebellar pathologies, meningitis
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Postural deficits
  • Somatic-sensory: asthenia, hypomobility, pain, peripheral, central neuropathy
  • Orthopedic disorders: hip, knee, ankle, amputee,
  • Sports
  • Prevention of falls

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Sensorized glove (HAND TUTOR), indicated for the sensory, motor and cognitive assessment and rehabilitation of the wrist and hand.
Treatments Treat

  • Deficit of the wrist and hand in outcomes of central and peripheral neurological diseases

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Access mode

The requests for admission are examined daily by the Health Director or his delegate, who, supported by the Health Secretariat, prepares the waiting lists and fixes the admission dates transparently, according to predetermined grids based on rigorous scientific criteria.

Waiting Time

Each service request is inserted with all the necessary data in a booking register in the following ways:

  • Core of residential rehabilitative intensive adult age / developmental age:within 30 days of hospital discharge
  • Extensive rehabilitative residential care unit:
    • adults: approximately 12 months
    • developmental age: approximately 3 months


The “Angeli di Padre Pio” extra-hospital unit has 42 rooms accessible with any type of aid (wheelchair, walker, lift) and equipped with a bathroom equipped for the disabled and an air conditioning system.

The rooms are equipped with a bedside table, a cabinet, a plate holder, a table / desk, a TV and a wall unit equipped with a removable totem to ensure privacy for every patient.

For each bed position there is an active light point and an intercom system, which allows direct contact between the user and the healthcare worker in the nursing front office.

The Foundation, by express will of the Friars Minor Cappuccini of the Religious province of Sant’Angelo e Padre Pio, makes available for free beds for a parent of the child that is recovered in the family room.

The family rooms of “Gli Angeli di Padre Pio” are 15, therefore one of the parents (or relative) can stay night and day with the recovered child for the rehabilitation, like what happens in some centers of excellence for hospitals for newborns that have to be recovered for a long time, in order to strengthen the family unit in the management of the newborn before the discharge.

In this area the parents they take care of their child by themselves, like what happens after their discharge, with the supervision of the medical staff, of the rehabilitation, nursing and of support present in the department.

The rooms, bathrooms and ward cleaning are guaranteed daily.

The patient’s duty is to respect the environments, equipment and furnishings present in the structure.

The structure is equipped with a living room where each patient, based on the clinical conditions and needs of the department, can stop and spend free time.

The use of TV is free from 8 to 20 in respect of the good rules of coexistence.

Board is guaranteed by an external catering service and meals are served in the room using special heat / coolers. Based on clinical conditions, a personalized diet is prepared.

Vegetarian patients or those with eating habits related to religious or other reasons may report their needs to the reference staff.

Within the “Gli Angeli di Padre Pio” extra-hospital unit, you can park your car for as long as it takes to perform or visit patients.

The religious assistance of Catholic worship is ensured by a priest available for interview, listening and administering the sacraments, upon request to the nursing staff.

Guests of religions other than Catholic must apply to the Health Directorate who will, as far as possible, find the ministers of the relevant cult.

Mass is celebrated in the Chapel of the Structure.

For any other celebrations the indications will be posted near the Chapel.

Hospitalization and discharge

On the day of arrival the patient or a family member will have to go to the acceptance office, located at the main entrance of the structure, where they will present the required documents and carry out administrative acceptance operations that include the delivery of an extract of this service card (see Annex 1), useful for a first orientation of the patient, family members and caregivers with respect to the services of the presidium. The staff will accompany the patient to the ward where the ward team will indicate the room and the assigned bed and will provide any information regarding the hospitalization at the facility.

It is recommended to bring only the personal belongings strictly necessary, in particular: sufficient personal underwear; pajamas or nightgowns; a sweater or a room jacket in the cold season; tracksuits or comfortable clothing; sneakers or closed slippers; for patients with dental prosthesis, tray with tablets and adhesive paste; toothbrush, liquid soap, etc .; cloth / towel.

It is advisable not to bring jewelry, valuables or large sums of money as the structure is not liable for any theft and / or damage.

The documents needed for admission are:

  • GP’s commitment and / or hospital discharge letter;
  • Valid identification document;
  • Fiscal Code.

It is also advisable to have with you:

  • documentation relating to previous admissions (medical records or extracts, discharge letter, etc.);
  • reports of diagnostic or laboratory tests carried out previously (X-rays, ECG, hematochemic exams, etc);
  • list of drugs being taken to the home.

For patients not Italian citizens:

  • valid identity document or passport;
  • model E112 if foreign citizens are EU citizens;
  • FTP model if non-EU foreign citizens.

The referring physician communicates the date of discharge to the patient and his / her relatives at least 10 days before the end of admission.

At the time of discharge, the patient and family members are given a letter addressed to the treating physician, drawn up jointly by all the members of the multidisciplinary team, containing the description of the rehabilitation process carried out and the indications for continuing the same post-discharge.

The room must be vacated by 09:00.

It is necessary to contact the Acceptance Office to request, if desired, a duplicate of the medical record and diagnostic tests.

The medical record can be sent or collected in person within 30 days from the date of the request.

The payment of the relative rights must be made at the time of the request.

To obtain a certification confirming admission, you must contact the Acceptance Office.

It is the precise duty of every client to promptly inform health care professionals of their intention to renounce, according to their own will, treatment and scheduled health services.

At any time and under their own responsibility, the user may request to be discharged, by signing a declaration showing the willingness to leave the Presidium against the opinion of the healthcare professionals.

During hospitalization

At the request of the patient and family members it is possible to obtain exit permits to be exhausted throughout the day.

The request must be sent to the referring doctor who assesses whether there are no clinical or interference risks with the rehabilitation program.

Permits for longer periods are issued only if they are related to therapeutic needs during the reintegration phase in the family and social sphere.

During visiting hours, family members are allowed to leave the ward to go to the common areas on the mezzanine floor or outside the Presidium, where deemed possible by the referring physician.

In any case, family members must notify staff when they leave the ward and assume responsibility for the care of the patient.

Exit permits from the Presidium for proven reasons must be signed by the doctor in charge. The absence must be limited to the time strictly necessary.

Permits may be granted on Saturdays, after treatments, and on Sundays.

When leaving and returning, the patient must sign the appropriate register in the infirmary.

The return must take place no later than 20.00.

In respect of the patient’s rights, visits to patients are permitted:

From Monday to Friday from 12.30 to 14.30, from 18.00 to 20.00

Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 12.30 to 20.00.

In order to help allow our guests to rest and to ensure that visits are welcome, visitors are invited to:

respect visiting hours;

  • avoid group or long-term visits: for each guest, no more than two visitors may enter the hospital rooms.
  • do not stay in wards during health activities (medical examination and nursing care) and the distribution of meals;
  • comply with the food needs of patients avoiding bringing unsuitable food and drink;
  • respect the rest of others trying to avoid making noise;
  • respect the indications of abstention from smoking;
  • prefer the use of living rooms / relaxation areas in order to avoid obstruction of assistance activities.

In situations of particular need, visits to the assisted person may be carried out outside the pre-established time, by written authorization issued by the doctor in charge of the hospitalization unit, upon request for nursing coordination

The doctors of the facility are available to receive the relatives of the patients. Information on the timing and methods of receptions is available at the URP and reception.

For ethical correctness and to respect the legal obligations on professional secrecy (Legislative Decree 30 June 2003, n. 196 “Code regarding the protection of personal data”), the staff cannot provide telephone information on health matters and in any case on personal sphere of hospitalized guests.

Other Services

Gli Angeli di Padre Pio makes some reception services available to patients and their families.

The Center offers, on request, a laundry service for linen and personal clothing of the patients.

This additional service is charged to the patient.

A hairdressing service, beautician and podiatrist is available for all patients at the Center by appointment.

The use of the mobile phone is allowed in the common areas and outside the department, respecting the clients, caregivers and staff. Family members can communicate by telephone with the patients from 17.00 to 19.00 by calling the switchboard on 0882 456264.

It is necessary to keep the volume of the television and / or radio low at any time of the day. From 9.00 pm silence is a must.

It is possible to have newspapers or magazines by making a request at the reception desk that will arrange to deliver as desired.

Within the “Angeli di Padre Pio” extra-hospital unit, you can park your car for as long as it takes to perform or visit patients.

The User can take advantage of the agreement with AVAS SAN PIO for:

transport of patients with ambulance / minibus;

hairdresser service, barber, beautician service;

day and night caregiver assistance service.

For info: 3806839830

San Giovanni Rotondo – Gli Angeli di Padre Pio

Some photos of the facility