Our charity has been raising money to buy medical equipment for children's medicine for almost 30 years. We have raised over PLN 1.5 billion and donated over 65 200 medical devices. We also initiated and help run 8 medical initiatives and one educational programme.
From the very beginning of our charitable work, we focused our efforts on helping medics care for the most vulnerable patients. We want to improve the conditions at public medical facilities nationwide. Our medical programmes became stepping stones in the development of paediatrics in Poland.
We can now reveal the date of the next year's Grand Finale fundraiser. The charitable collection will take place on the 30th of January 2022, marking the 30th anniversary of our work. The medical objective will be revealed later this year.
We have raised PLN 210 813 830, 10 (EUR 45 993 068,79). The money, which we raised despite the pandemic restrictions, will be used to buy medical equipment for children's laryngology, otolaryngology, and head diagnostics.
The 56th edition of our Open Tender will be focused on buying medical devices for surgical wards at paediatric hospitals and clinics. The equipment will be purchased with the funds raised at the 28th Grand Finale.
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.
We would like to celebrate World Kidney Day and remind you about all the work we had done to help children struggling with nephrology conditions. Overall, we have bought 1 034 pieces of equipment.
Today we celebrate World Hearing Day, an occasion that is meant to raise awareness of hearing defects, promote preventive healthcare and early diagnostics of hearing defects. We run the most successful and effective Hearing Screening Programme - we've screened 6 529 602 babies since the start of our programme.
We have a great Grand Finale tradition - manufacturers of medical equipment donate devices to public hospitals nationwide, just to show their goodwill and desire to support universal healthcare in the country. Medical equipment was delivered to 11 hospitals nationwide.
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.
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.
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.
World Mental Health Day is meant to showcase the importance of emotional well-being and shine a light on the issues of mental health. The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity initiated a comprehensive project of improvement at psychiatric wards for children and young adults.
The state-of-the-art PET-CT scanner, which will be donated to the Memorial Children's Hospital in Warsaw, was bought at the 54th edition of Open Tender. The device, worth PLN 16 000 000 will be the first digital PET-CT scanner used to diagnose children.
We raised PLN 17 234 732 (over EUR 3 800 000) through 1% tax donation. Polish revenue allows taxpayers to choose a non-governmental organisation which will receive a donation amounting to 1% of their tax.
The upper house of the Polish parliament will host a debate on children's mental health services on October 21st. Our charity will join forces with the Senate to find the solution to the problems which plight children's psychiatric care in Poland
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