We have teamed up with our friends from Mastercard for the ninth time in a row, and it's our fourth foray into the realm of online fundraising with eCollection Boxes feature. And it's already proving to be more popular than ever!
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.
Between 2013 and 2017 he Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation donated equipment for over PLN 99 000 000 in aid of one of the most neglected and underfunded branches of medicine - geriatrics. Today, as we celebrate the International Day of Older Persons we look back on the ways in which we supported the elderly patients.
What's the plan for the Grand Finale 2021? Our fundraiser might culminate in a one-day extravaganza on January 31st, 2021, but the run-up to the event and the days after the Grand Finale are important for us as well.