Nature returns with health
Well-known Austrian balneologist, E.Ludwig, was the first to mention the mineral water “Mljecanica” in his book back in 1888, and these waters were also recorded in the book by F. Katzer, “Towards knowing mineral springs of the Bosna river”.
In the mid-seventies of the twentieth century and in the local community the awareness was raised as to the need to use this gift of nature, which led to thorough hydrogeological studies, along with specialized tests and physico-chemical analysis of water.
At the beginning of the eighties, the construction of the “Mljecanica”spa has started. A stationary containing 105 beds, reception area, restaurant and accompanying facilities were built and fully equipped in the first construction phase. After employing necessary medical staff, the spa opened up on 04 July 1987.
Natural mineral water
Sulfide mineral water, provided by the “Mljecanica” Hospital, according to the balneological classification belongs to a group of magnesium-calcium-sodium-sulfide sulfate mineral waters. The water temperature is below 15 ºC, thus falling under the category of cold waters.
It has a stable neutral pH value. Mineralization is invariable and the dry residue at 150 °C is about 3800 mg/l. Although the natural healing springs have been known in the area of Mljecanica since ancient times, the first written record was made by an Austrian scientist, E. Ludwig, back in 1888.
Mineral water “Mljecanica” was also mentioned in the book by F. Katzer “Towards knowing mineral springs of the Bosna river”, published in 1919. Following a series of geological and hydrogeological works, the development of wells and the test measurements were carried out in September 1976. Ever since, mineral water “Mljecanica” has systematically been used with great success to treat numerous patients.
Many scientific researches were carried out by our most renowned physicists-balneologists, demonstrating and scientifically proving excellent healing value of our mineral waters.
The duty and basic goal of "Mlječanica Hospital" is to constantly improve the quality of service provision, the level of which creates a feeling of security, satisfaction and trust among users.