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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.
Our charity has bought medical equipment for children's neurosurgery and neurology, buying sophisticated devices used to diagnose and treat complex conditions and diseases involving the central and peripheral nervous system.
Everyone, who pays their taxes in Poland can donate 1% of their tax return to a non-governmental organization of their choice. Our charity is also eligible to receive donations through tax return forms. This year, we will use the funds raised through 1% tax donation drive to improve the levels of care offered at paediatric care units across the country.