Grand Finale fundraiser is just a couple of weeks away, so, it's a very good time to check in with the Collection Centres to see what they have planned for Sunday, January 12th!
The Most Advanced CT Scanner in the Country Donated by the GOCC
The device, using positron emission tomography and computer tomography to diagnose children at the Memorial Children's Hospital in Warsaw, which is the leading paediatric facility in Poland. Memorial Children's Hospital is not only the largest and most respected paediatric hospital in the country, but it is also the leading research facility advancing paediatric care in Poland. Doctors and medical personnel will be able to rely on the state of the art PET / CT scanner to determine exactly how to treat their little patients.
PET is an imagining technique used in the are of medical imagining measuring body activities such as metabolism, blood flow, and chemical composition of chosen regions of the body. CT function allows PET images to be reconstructed by an X-ray scan performed on the body during the same session, using the same machine. The machines are commonly used to detect cancer formations, bone formations, and to measure blood flow in patients. The device is extremely precise and effective, so it allows doctors to direct treatment with precision and focus. The device serves to limit unnecessary treatment and stress connected with finding the best solution.
Thus far our charity has donated over 1 200 devices worth over PLN 53 000 000 to Memorial Children's Hospital.
Come December all payments made in aid of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity will go towards the objective of the 28th Grand Finale fundraiser. It means that you can already make your first donation and help us buy medical equipment for children's hospitals across the country.
We were honoured to receive the Gold Synapse award from the Polish Psychiatric Association. We were nominated in the "Friend of Psychiatry" category. We are delighted that our commitment to improving conditions at paediatric psych wards in Poland.