Hospitals in Poland are struggling with equipment shortages as the cases of coronavirus patients are on the rise. The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity took up emergency action to address some of the most desperate needs of public healthcare in the country.
We Plan to Buy Equipment for Children's Surgical Wards
We intend to hold another 56th edition of our Open Tender this April. Due to the restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we had to put a hold on the process of purchase of medical equipment, but we want to come back to the spending money we raised last year. Grand Finale 2020 was held to improve conditions at children's surgical wards, so we are eager to pick up where we left off last year - buying sophisticated medical equipment used by surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses while performing operations.
We aim to purchase:
- 43 colour doppler ultrasound machines
- 67 electrosurgical energy platforms
- 35 video surgery sets
- 61 laparoscopy sets (without vision columns)
- 17 intraoperative neuromonitoring apparatus
- 5 apparatus for electronic manometry of the digestive tract
- 6 apparatus for electronic manometry of the urinary tract
- 55 skin graft meshers
- 89 orthopaedic screwdrivers
Open Tenders allow us to buy only the best medical devices at the best prices. We can negotiate the prices, warranty periods, and training for medical personnel who receive comprehensive instructions on using the new equipment. However, what is more, important than the pricing is the fact that the team of our experts and engineers can inspect devices up close and personal and grill the vendors on the benefits and drawbacks of each device we buy. Our shopping process is always governed by the quality of equipment we invest in and the cutting edge technology we can introduce to public hospitals nationwide.
The board of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation decided to make an emergency purchase of hospital beds to support the national healthcare system in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in Poland. Beds will be donated to hospitals tasked with creating wards for COVID-19 patients.
Our online volunteer registration platform is now live. You can log in or register to become a part of the Grand Finale fundraiser. Play your part in the Grand Finale and choose your local Collection Centre or opt for an online Collection Box.