In , the government built a new hospital in town of Negresti, Romania. Unfortunately, in , the modern and well-equipped medical facility was closed, along with 66 other medical units across Romania, to save money. When the local hospital was closed, the nearest medical facility for the 50, residents of Negresti was the Vaslui Hospital - located 35 km away. As is often the case, those who were most affected by the closure of the hospital were the inhabitants of the rural communities. If it is winter, and the roads are blocked by snow, I might not get there fast enough. Lucia is well aware of the importance of accessible health care.