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Opening of the new part of the Podkarpackie Hospice for Children Foundation


Implementation of the project under the name:

"Expansion and retrofitting of the Hospice for Children and information and training activities in the field of hospice care in the Podkarpackie Voivodship"

co-financed by the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area and the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014.




   Opening of the new part of the Podkarpackie Hospice for Children Foundation  April 7, 2016
May 31, 2016 the newly-built part of the Podkarpackie Hospice for Children Foundation was opened.

   The ceremony began with the words of the President of the Podkarpackie Foundation Hospice for Children - Rafał Ciupiński and thank you for Donors, Friends and all those who have joined this initiative, which Edyta Dedek - the promotion manager, donated to the Donors.

   The words of appreciation and support of the initiative were addressed to us by the guests - Representatives of local authorities: Deputies and Senators, Representatives of the Health Service of the Podkarpackie Voivodeship.

   The building was blessed and blessed, J.E. Fr.. Bishop Jan Wątroba, Ordinary of the Diocese of Rzeszów, who also delivered a word to the assembled person. He stressed that the Podkarpackie Hospice for Children Foundation is a monument of mercy, which fits in perfectly with in the plane of the Divine Mercy Year.

   Then J.E. Fr.. Bishop Jan Wątroba, together with the President of the Podkarpackie Hospice for Children Foundation - Rafał Ciupiński, Member of the Sejm - Krystyna Skowronska, Deputy Podkarpackie Voivod - Witold Lechowski, Director of the Department of Health Protection and Social Policy - Teresa Gwizdak cut the ribbon, solemnly opening a new part of the institution.

   It's almost 4,000 sqm. professionally equipped hospice care center. This space will allow care to be provided at a level consistent with the highest national and European standards.

   The expansion began at the end of 2014. As part of it, inter alia, additional rooms for those under care of a stationary hospice for children, hospice perinatal care and treatment rooms. All rooms have been equipped
in modern medical equipment.

   Perinatal hospice is a form of psychological and medical care for a family expecting a child, with a diagnosis of a serious illness or disability, which may be related to with untimely death. Parents receive support and help from a perinatologist and psychologist who consider with them possible scenarios, taking into account their effects.

   The investment was carried out as part of a project called "Expansion and retrofitting of the Hospice for Children and information and training activities in the field of hospice care in the Podkarpackie Voivodship" co-financed by the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area and the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014.

   We invite you to see the photoreport with the opening ceremony. Photographs were taken by Tadeusz Poźniak, Vip Biznes i Styl, Exacto and a volunteer of the Podkarpackie Hospice for Children Foundation.



               Expansion and retrofitting of the Hospice for Children as well as information and training activities
                                                        in the field of hospice care in the Podkarpackie Voivodship.

The overall goal of the project is:

- for improvement of public health and limiting social inequalities in access to health services in the field of long-term care for dependent 

   people with terminally and chronically ill children in the Podkarpackie Voivodship.

The operational goal of the project is:

- for increasing the number and improvement of the conditions and scope of services for hospice and palliative care for the dependent and  chronically ill of the youngest patients, which will be achieved as a result of the extension and equipment of the Podkarpackie Hospice   for Children facility In Rzeszow. Achieving the assumed goals will not be possible without performing non-investment activities, i.e .:

• various training courses with the publication of a guide for parents of terminally ill children and the organization of a nationwide  conference for hospices and palliative care centers (total number of training sessions: 163, number of trained people - medical staff: 350);

• professional information campaign carried out in the Podkarpackie Voivodeship to promote the idea of a home hospice and the only stationary hospice in the region for children, among the public and local authorities  (in particular those responsible for health care units) and medical staff and residents of a given region. The planned scope of activities includes organizing 25 meetings (conferences) with representatives of self-government authorities, health care and residents; 100,000 issue pieces of informants on palliative care, volunteering, hospice patients, 200,000 information brochures on the cause and prevention of incurable diseases among children; placement of 10 sponsored articles in regional diaries regarding hospice activity and project; exposition of 40 billboards and 8 citylight screens in the cities of the Podkarpackie Voivodship, 3 telebims in Rzeszów informing about the existence of a hospice and paying attention to the patients in it.

• project promotion,

• project management.

The aim of reducing the disproportions is also a direct element of the project's goals in access to health care between rural areas and cities. Persons living in rural areas originating from neglected environments, with a significant scale of unemployment, regions and local centers with unsatisfactory infrastructure, which hinder access to health facilities, are most exposed to the inconvenience of access to healthcare. The planned investment will certainly contribute to reducing the disproportion in access to health care between rural areas and cities as Hospice care can be used by residents of the entire Podkarpackie Region covered by general health insurance in the National Health Fund. Specific objectives planned to be achieved as a result of project implementation:
to increase comfort, life expectancy, reduce the number of complications and premature mortality of terminally ill children, including birth defects and cancer, for the development of deficit medical services in the Podkarpackie region in the form of an integrated form of care including at the same time home hospice, stationary hospice for children, environmental rehabilitation and specialist dental care for disabled and / or seriously ill children, requiring general anesthesia in many cases, for reducing social and territorial differences in the health condition of the population, for the development of modern palliative care and environmental rehabilitation,
for improvement of equipment, supplementation of medical equipment (diagnostics, dispensary) in a hospice center.

The target groups of the project are:

1) direct group (directly benefiting from financial support):

   - Podkarpackie Hospice for Children Foundation - which, thanks to co-financing, extension of the hospice house and the implementation of training and information activities, will get the full opportunity to implement its statutory goals and help all those who need its youngest patients; doctors, nursing staff and auxiliary Hospice run by the Foundation, who will be able to provide medical assistance in good housing conditions, using modern equipment, equipment and medical equipment, doctors, nursing and auxiliary staff who through participation in the training covered by this project will increase the level of their  knowledge and skills in the care of  terminally ill children.

2) intermediate group (benefiting from the effects of investment implementation):

 -  patients (mainly aged 0-19) benefiting from easier access (more places) and improving the quality of hospice care services offered by   the Foundation in the form of: a stationary hospice, home hospice, outpatient and hospice dispensary, psychological help, etc.,
  - members of the hospice patients' families (support for home care, stationary care, comprehensive assistance of the Family Support   Group),
  - hospitals, health centers, POZ - health care institutions and social welfare centers that will be able to direct children - patients to   specialist hospice care, instead of, for example, costly hospital care or ineffective home care,
  - potentially all residents of Podkarpacie whose children may need access to specialist palliative care (improvement of health safety).

3) other project stakeholders include individuals and organizations whose activities and objectives are related to the improvement of health care, especially for the population of persons under 19 years of age. The following can be counted: Podkarpacki NFZ Branch, Voivodship Self-Government and health care institutions (especially provincial, municipal and poviat hospitals, specialist clinics, rehabilitation units), local government authorities of Rzeszów, Regional and Municipal Social Welfare Center, numerous non-governmental organizations, associations and foundations occupying take care of sick children,
as well as individuals who support the Foundation's hospice in various ways. A particular stakeholder is also supporting the activities of the Caritas Foundation of the Rzeszów Diocese and the Wielka Orkiestra Świątecznej Pomocy Foundation.

The aim of the project will be implemented thanks to the expansion of the Hospice for a modern facility that meets all legal requirements in the field of hospice care for children along with the accompanying infrastructure. It will enable providing for all children in need in the Podkarpackie region a professional, comprehensive home hospice care service, a stationary hospice, environmental rehabilitation and support for families. The construction of this type of integrated model of hospice care is necessary due to the specificity of this field. Palliative care is not related to a specific disease and includes the time from the diagnosis of advanced disease to the end of the bereavement period. Care time may vary from years to weeks, rarely days.

The project is implemented to provide the youngest patients with the right to life and good death, and its implementation will provide access to specialist, multi-faceted palliative care for all patients in the region, meeting society's needs in this area and using available resources in the most efficient way.

The scope of this project includes three main elements, i.e .:

1) The subject of the investment is the extension of the existing Hospice building for children at ul. Lwowska 132 in Rzeszów for the next two hospice wards for children, as well as the operational and postoperative ward together with the necessary technical infrastructure, i.e. a covered ambulance driveway, social facilities, a kitchen, a pharmacy, rehabilitation rooms, and doctor's offices. As a result of the planned works, a modern facility will be created that meets the highest standards in the area of hospice care, equipped with modern equipment, necessary specialist rooms and treatment rooms, as well as rooms serving various forms of psychological support for patients and their family members.

2) equipping the Podkarpackie Hospice for Children with the necessary equipment, apparatus and medical equipment,

3) non-investment activities (information and training as well as management and promotion).


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